Monday, June 16, 2008

'My Lonesome Cowboy' Cums Upon Big Bucks

Takashi Murakami's "My Lonesome Cowboy" sculpture (pictured at left) sold for $15.2 million at a Sotheby's auction in May, New York Magazine reported.

The sculpture, if you haven't already figured it out, features a naked man holding his penis and creating a long, curly lasso out of his ejaculate.

Some art critics call Murakami the Japanese Warhol, for Murakami's penchant for repackaging cultural kitch. But, as one blogger so aptly put it, "did Warhol ever depict a badass anime guy with spikey hair whipping the semen coming from his member into a skillful lasso with a triumphant expression on his face? I think not." Either way, we're pleased as punch to see the male form, ahem, popping up everywhere.

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