Full Frontal Artistic Failure
Triple X Yawn from the Hamburg Erotic Art Museum (Mature)
Because it looks like Republican Sex, as illustrated by an artist working for the Works Progress Administration, in the style of Socialist Realism.
Oil on Canvas by David Russell at Erotic Art Museum Hamburg
The Erotic art museum at Hamburg is very famous for its intense erotic atmosphere.
Unfortunately, the photographer chose this painting instead.
I'm sure this is intended to give one a very formally composed erection... but it just doesn't do it for me.
Perhaps I've insufficient shame and guilt for it's imagery to work on me. Perhaps an homage to "Justine" with a repubican elephant stuck in the background strikes me as rather trite at the moment, or perhaps a tad too arch.
Well, whatever. The fact that it makes me scratch my head and think about why it's so counter-erotic makes it good art instead of failed porn.
Or at least, that's what I'd say if it were in my collection. :P