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"Batman's gay!" -- "Well, okay, but is it art?"

August 19th, 2005 (04:46 am)

Via Boing Boing and Stay Free! Daily, I was hipped to a bit of interesting news:

D.C. Comics has hit a Chelsea art dealer with a "cease & desist" letter for exhibiting Mark Chamberlain’s watercolors on a "gay Batman" theme. The works, which were exhibited at Kathleen Cullen Fine Art this spring (where they found ready buyers at prices ranging starting at $200), include images of Batman and Robin exchanging a kiss, a watercolor titled Robin’s Baby Pictures depicting the Boy Wonder’s cute rear end, and a rendering of the Caped Crusader, sans shirt but otherwise in costume, striking a languorous pose.

The Boy Wonder in question appears to be an age-of-majority Dick Grayson, if you're wondering. As DC's lawyers have descended on the gallery en masse, demanding the unsold work and the invoices for the sold work, any interested slashers in the New York City area would be advised to a) work fast and b) pay cash.


Posted by: Wolf Dancer (wolfdancer)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 11:19 am (UTC)
OH i do like it!

but i couls see why they might object. snicker. but it is nice.. sigh. but for some spacre cash and a ticket to NY

Posted by: Aelita (aelita)
Posted at: August 19th, 2005 12:40 pm (UTC)
monkey robin

You know, I don't actually like the art style but I'm very tempted to buy just to prove a point. *snicker*

Posted by: cmar_wingnut (cmar_wingnut)
Posted at: August 20th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)

I'd be tempted to pop over on my lunch hour if I didn't find the artwork rather hideous.

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