Thursday, May 08, 2008

High Art At A Jacked Up Price

Are any of y'all, perchance, in the market for a 6-foot tall sculpture of a nekkid anime boy who is holding his manhood in one hand and is gesturing mightily with the other as a stream of manjuice is lassoing around his head? If so, you are in luck! The Murakami sculpture My Lonesome Cowboy (1998) which has been described as a "figurative life-size cartoon sculpture that celebrates sexual-spirituality" but is really just a nekkid manga boy masturbating a stream of ejaculate into the air is about to go on the auction block at Sotheby's this spring:

The sculpture is expected to go for around $4 million dollars so you're gonna hafta really want this art piece for your living room in order to win the auction. [Source]

If you're unsure about whether or not the piece is right for you, you can watch the video below of Murakami explaining the concept of this "shocking" piece:

Or you can just wait until some of his more accessible art goes on the auction block:

Having just seen My Lonesome Cowboy in person myself this past weekend on display at the Brooklyn Museum, I can attest that it is a formidable piece of art. I'm not sure I'd really feel all that comfortable with a statue taller than me showing me up ... er, in that department (if you catch my drift) but I have no doubt that the piece will fetch a nice price when it goes on the auction block at Sotheby's.