It has always been an important issue, the male member and its size, yet few have celebrated the subject as effectively as Kent Neffendorf, the German-American artist. He'll soon hang in our gallery, and here, in preparation, you'll get an overview of his best dick depictions. Enjoy:
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By Cathy Ulrich
In the cell you share, sometimes he holds you. Sometimes you hold him.
The guards look the other way, don’t care. Your lovemaking is quiet. You think of it as lovemaking. You don’t know what he thinks of it. In the yard during the day, he doesn’t meet your eyes, lingers with the hardasses: Pierpont, Van Meter. Laughs too loud and too long.
In the dark, you trace the outline of his mouth with your thumb, kiss the cleft of his chin, think: I would know this face anywhere.
For a long time, I was in love with your sister, he says.
He was married when he got to prison, not to your sister. His wife wrote him sour letters, no I miss yous, no I’m waitings. He responded with longing missives, called her darling, called her baby doll.
The first time he fucked you, you thought maybe he was thinking of her.
(More art on our gallery page)
(From the artist's web site:)
Born in California in 1943, and currently living in Tucson, Arizona.
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, University of California at Berkeley, class of 1966.
Art Studies: I have taken individual classes in drawing and watercolor, but mostly I am self-taught.
Male nudes are such a visual feast that it is a shame that so many people are reluctant to buy them, show them off, or paint them. I like to use them not only for visual pleasure, but to tease the viewer with an unexpected context.
I like to show saints as carnal creatures, and I like tweaked versions of ancient Greek myths. I like modern gay leathermen mixed in with traditional Christian myth. I like ambiguous subjects, such as martyrs who may or may not be saints, and S/M situations which may or may not be Christian. The art museums of Europe are filled with depictions of torture and S/M, which people accept as religious art. How different is it when the saints' attributes are removed?
All of my recent drawings and paintings are done in watercolor and colored pencil, sometimes with additions of metallic watercolor, gouache or ink. The resulting works are both drawings and paintings, and so I use the terms interchangeably when I refer to my own work.
By John W. King
(Do something, do something about Romeo & Juliet, we asked inhouse author John W. King. And there you have it. All lines are original Shakespeare. Click on an image for larger pictures:)