Thursday, February 4, 2010

Ball By the Horns

Ball by the Horns

Undecipherable, Artist (Air Brush on Cotton Scrim 18"X24") ca. 1960's
A gift to BAMOO by the mother of the Esteemed  Director who discovered it in the Salvation Army Store in Marion, Ohio.

In this work, we are transported an empty arena to witness the raw energy of the fight, with the charging bull against the handsome matador, whose leg is erect and rigid.
However, while it may have been the intent of the artist to capture the raw emotion of the bullfight and the delicate moves such as the thrusting of the Bullfighter's hips, the artist instead exposed every bullfighters worst fear -- XYZ!

NOTE: Several bad art aficionados claim that this work also reveals another part of the male anatomy -- visible in the matador pant leg, see detail, below.

Ball by the Horns, DETAIL - Bad Art experts agree that while one can accidentally overindulge upon on a particular work of bad art in its creation, doing so with an air brush requires some skill and forethought, especially when elliptical, or "egg like" shapes are, shall we say, manifested?  What is the artist trying to tell us?

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