It’s politically incorrect for me to say that I’m speechless over the quality of Kanye West’s blog. Writing a couple weeks ago that I was eager to see ‘next’, I had no idea that West would deliver John Currin’s lusty, leering paintings that are authentic parodies of American’s sex-obsessed culture, especially when it comes to females.
For every woman who screams ‘objectified’, I say we are. Get over it and convert the reality to personal power. Put John Currin together with his wife Rachel Feinstein, creator of “Crucifixion” 2003, and we have an Anne of Carversville match made in heaven.
I’m not conversant on John Currin’s techniques, which some criticize as popular due to to the lowered standards of today’s art world. Perhaps. But I love the confidence and bold ability with with he satirizes society and its relationship with eroticism and sexuality, without reducing his subjects.