Monday, January 5, 2009

More Hedgehog News! / Plus, The LC's First Art Blog of 09 / And Some Sad Hipster News

Forget that Gaza Strip business. Sunday's edition of the LJ-World relegated that story below the fold, devoting most of its front page to a powerful profile of Judson King, the 11 year old crusader whose one-man battle for domestic hedgehog rights so impressed the city fathers that it led to a change in local legislation! Our readers may remember Richard's prediction that hedgehog ownership would be the number one story of the new year, and so far he's being proven right (let's hope he's also lucky in his resolution to bang that sorostitute in the fountain!).

The LC hopes to score an interview with Judson in the near future, and we're seriously considering a "Judson for Mayor" campaign. Sure, the idea of an 11 year old hedgehog fan leading the city might seem silly at first, but is it really any sillier than Boog Highberger and his "Dada Day?"

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At the LC, we strive to keep you informed of the hipster art scene at Wonder Fair and the Percolator, but we rarely turn our attention to the art world at large. But occasionally we wonder, What's cool in New York right now? What kind of art are the urban hipsters digging? Let's find out.

The D C Moore gallery has an exhibition of Alexi Worth's work, such as this piece called "Half in Hand":










The NYTimes says: "...the fingertips read as phallic, and a seed-shaped, dark red hole in the center of the apple as vaginal."

Chip: "I didn't get the vagina thing at first, but now that it's been pointed out to me, yeah, I totally have a boner for that apple."

Artnet.com says that Worth's paintings "teasingly imply the presence of an offstage character: the viewer. In a painting of a hand holding a split apple, for instance, the shadow eclipsing the foreground is the beholders--yours."

Richard: "I'm totally freaked out right now!"

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Lonely hipster boys across the land received some sad news recently: hipster "It" girl Zooey Deschanel is now engaged to Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard.













Richard: "I'm starting to think I may never even get to kiss her."

Chip: "She's all right, but I'm into Leslie Feist."

2 comments:

Dr. C said...

You can tell the apple is vaginal b/c it's not anatomically correct for an apple.

Unnoted is the vagina dentata connotation: the opening is surrounded by those hard bits that you normally discard as part of the core, but sometimes accidentally eat if you section your apple with a knife and not one of those handy apple sectioners (or your angle on the sectioner is skew).

very good! said...

Dr. C, you sure do know a lot about apples and vaginas!