Can Rectal Realism (and Other 1970s Art) Inspire?

Hyperallergic
May 21, 2013 7:38PM

Despite my longtime interest in New York art from the 1970s, I somehow never imagined delving into an artistic process called, quite literally, “rectal realism.”  However, over a week ago, I found myself in a small room at the Gershwin Hotel at “Fresh Faces from the 1970s,” a film screening and discussion, watching artist Neke Carson painting “I love you” with a paintbrush shoved in his butt.

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