Name Change poll, II

Several readers have objected to my referring to Peter Brant’s 72-foot-high “Santa with Butt Plug” statue that he’s erected (so to speak) on North Street. Well, that is its designated name, and I’m sure Peter Pervert would be disappointed if we called it something else, but he doesn’t run this blog, I do, and i always listen to my readers. So here’s a chance for readers to come up with something more creative. Reader Vineyard Vines will no doubt want to see “A briiliant work of heartbreaking genius” influenced, no doubt, by this summary of the Artist Paul McCarthy’s previous work:

His work evolved from painting to transgressive performance art, psychosexual events intended to fly in the face of social convention, testing the emotional limits of both artist and viewer. An example of this is his 1976 piece Class Fool, where McCarthy threw himself around a ketchup spattered classroom at the University of California, San Diego until dazed and injured. He then vomited several times and inserted a Barbie doll into his rectum.[1] The piece ended when the audience could no longer stand to watch his performance.[1]

Santa in Toyland
Santa in Toyland

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12 responses to “Name Change poll, II

  1. Anonymous

    Bell, Kook and Candle

  2. Waffler

    New at Brant’s Candy Store – All Day Suckers

  3. Interested Observer

    Bottoms Up!! …Hmmmm, a literal definition of “happy hour”?

  4. Vineyard Vines

    forget McCarthy. I always like John and George better.

    Koons, Pollack, Basquait and Warhol

    ever heard of those guys?

    • christopherfountain

      Vineyard, we’re waiting for your essay. You say I can’t appreciate McCarthy because I’m sexually repressed, let’s hear what you find artistic about his santa? If that’s too hard, you may defend instead the artistic merits of his ketchup, vomit and Barbie up the rectum performance art. In fact, if you’re feeling energetic, feel free to include both in your response. Pencils down when i say so now …begin!

  5. Holy Ball Gag, Brantman!! Seems there’s another McCarthy fan in the neighborhood. Wonder if he’s registered.

  6. Anonymous

    if Vineyard Vines gets too close to the kiddies, is spotted too near a school or a playing field, i’m calling Cobra…

    • christopherfountain

      Vineyard isn’t allowed to leave study hall until he completes his essay on the artistic merits of Paul Mccarthy. If he does that, and then goes near a school yard, Cobra is indeed your man.

  7. Vineyard Vines

    who signed me up for a flippin essay?

    no more books, no more pencils …

    Art is subjective of course.

    • christopherfountain

      I assigned you the task, Vineyard, but only if you want to post comments on art in the future. If you decline then of course your comments will continue to be welcomed – we all need the entertainment – but, alas, nothing on art.
      And I warn you, you may regret not turning in your homework when Greenwich Time reports the story tomorrow because you’ll be chomping at the bit to weigh in on all the petty, bourgoise minds here in town and you won’t be allowed to. Oh, the pain!
      So go have a nice big bowl of maypo and start writing. You’ll thank me later.

  8. Walt

    Dude –
    Elf my ass?
    Your Pal,
    Walt

  9. Backcountry

    Walt – by George, I think you’ve got it!