Ok so I went to the art museum, and this is gonna be a two-parter for maximum effect; here is the placard for a bronze Brancusi sculpture called Princess X, please read and imagine what you think the sculpture might look like
@Pixley even if this was attached to someone’s upper chest, and supported by some sort of custom bra, i would struggle to interpret it as boobs
@PhoebeWallerPalladino @alex https://arthistoryproject.com/artists/constantin-brancusi/princess-x/ there's another image here, and also Brancusi being shocked, shocked! that people thought it was a dong because that isn't what he meant at ALL
@Pixley @PhoebeWallerPalladino @alex thank you for this link, because, this tote bag https://store.arthistoryproject.com/collections/accessories/products/slay-him-bag
@Pixley amazing that it's dated 1915-1916 and the artist somehow knew what mid-century telephone receivers would look like 🧐
Punchline: In 1922 he made another sculpture called "The Cock." Go search it yourself. (If no one else already linked to it in the thread, that is.) I don't want to spoil anything.
@Pixley https://www.albrightknox.org/artworks/192722-mademoiselle-pogany-ii this is the one of his I saw a few years ago
@nsmckinnon ol Constantin "Tried to Make a Portrait of a Woman and It Turned Out a Dick Again" Brancusi, that's what they call him
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