EC is full of cocks

Thursday, January 22, 2009 | 2 comments »

European Commission embraces rude art too...

The Czech Presidency of the European Union will take some small succour from the knowledge that they are not alone in unwittingly commissioning potentially offensive works of art (see 'Monster's corruscating satire on the 'Entropa' installation scandal, and tireless round-the-clock coverage of the debacle from Bruno Waterfield off-of the Telegraph).

The European Commission, too, is courting controversy with a large 'work of art' tucked away around the back of its press room.

The questionable masterpiece was first spotted by the 'Monster three years ago (see here), but, armed now with a digital camera and with the Czech presidency faux pas fresh in mind, BM thought it fit to bring the oeuvre to your attention anew.

It fluctuates tantalisingly between sacreligious polemic and lewd school-desk graffiti, bearing, as it does, 30 wooden dolls splayed in a crucificial form, and all with what can only be described as large, erect wooden cocks.

A glorification of Europe's Christian heritage? ('our icon's got a bigger knob than yours')

A novelty coat-rack?



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2 comments

  1. Anonymous // 9:53 AM  

    The most surprising thing is that it has been there for so long without the Swedish commissioner protesting because half of them are not female....

  2. sidsid // 12:27 PM  

    Without doubt this is the most important work of conceptual art to be produced in Europe for hundreds of years,
    It draws on the deep depths of our combined cognative awareness and once again demonstrates that in truth the EC is just a lot of cock.