Monday, June 7, 2010

Is It Art, or Is It...Just Another Shitty Reality Television Show?

Just when you thought Bravo was about nothing but top chefs and top models and "real housewives," along comes "Work of Art," a new reality show in which "contestants are faced with the challenge of creating unique pieces in a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpture, photography, collage and industrial design...Completed works of art will be appraised by our panel of top art world figures alongside a new celebrated guest judge every week" (Bravo).

As it turns out, one of the contestants is a prominent Kansas City artist named Peregrine Honig. Here is one of her pieces (click to enlarge):

Chip: "The Minnie Mouse tattoo between her titties, combined with the animal imagery, is suggestive of both natural and manufactured innocence. I find Peregrine's work as compelling as it is boner-inducing."

And not only does Peregrine "do art" (as Chip would term it), she also owns a KC lingerie shop (or "intimate apparel apothecary," according to the website) called Birdies Panties.

We recommend going to the website's home page, where you can dress a sketch of a naked model in various lingerie combinations by clicking on a series of thumbnail sketches:

Chip: "Can panties be art?"

Christina Hendricks (Mad Men's Joan) says in her piece "A Letter to Men" in Esquire: "Panties is a wonderful word. When did you stop saying 'panties.' It's sexy. It's girlie. It's naughty. Say it more."

Richard: "I will, Christina Hendricks. I certainly will."

"Work of Art" premieres on Bravo this Wednesday.

1 comment:

infantile ogler said...

Dear Christina, the way to get men to say "panties" more is to show them more.