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Butt Art
image Stan Murmur has a good thing going. He smears paint on his buttocks, smacks his fanny on a piece of paper, and sells the resulting product for hundreds of dollars. Is it really art? Well, no. It's Butt Art. I think this probably qualifies as something that started out as a bit of a joke, but then somehow turned into a real thing for him.
Categories: Art
Posted by The Curator on Thu Jan 13, 2005
Comments (13)
My cat has been doing this kind of "art" for years.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Jan 13, 2005  at  08:46 PM
I notice his dong has some interest in painting too.
Posted by sbnature  in  sb ca  on  Thu Jan 13, 2005  at  09:02 PM
Nah, not since we had him neutered.
Or did you mean Stan's?
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Jan 13, 2005  at  09:24 PM
Sick, sick, sick. 'Butt' then - it's "art". Give me Van Gogh, or Rodin. Hope this guy isn't subsidized by the Federal Gov't. As a hobby - why not? Don't quit your day-job, buddy.
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Fri Jan 14, 2005  at  01:47 AM
I guess modern point of view is that anything produced by artist is an art. And artist is a guy who is "professional" - meaning he or she does not have any other job.
Posted by Loxx  on  Fri Jan 14, 2005  at  01:12 PM
The really disturbing thing about this is that Stan Murmur's "Butt Art," as art, is actually not terrible. It isn't good, but it's not awful.

So I can see how the kind of person, for example, who paid over $7,000 here last week for a painting done by an elephant at the zoo (it was billed as an "abstract," though what was being abstracted was never stated), might also be interested in paintings made with somebody's backside.
Posted by Big Gary  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Sat Jan 15, 2005  at  12:49 AM
Is it me, or do all the pictures make me think of George Bush? Cheeky devil
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Sat Jan 15, 2005  at  09:30 PM
I wonder if the butt psychic will read the art & tell its future.

(I also heard of one who works near Venice Beach, CA...but couldn't find a page for her.)

It does seem to be a popular thing to do though:
Posted by Maegan  in  Tampa, FL - USA  on  Mon Jan 17, 2005  at  04:59 PM
I once saw a Johny Bravo cartoon where the guy somehow ended up with his butt on a canvas at an art museum. An art collecter saw the butt art and it was an instant success.

2.Why the hell would you want to hang something in your house that someone pressed their bare ass against???
Posted by Carmen  on  Thu Jan 20, 2005  at  11:22 PM
"Why the hell would you want to hang something in your house that someone pressed their bare ass against???"
I dunno, ask all those people bidding on Britney Spears' underpants and on the "toilet paper rejected by the Beatles."

Oops, I guess that last one is notable because somebody *didn't* press their bare *ss against it.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Fri Jan 21, 2005  at  12:07 AM
Bush's Underpants get up Lycos's nose

The big web host, Lycos, is getting more than it bargained for after banning a collage by Michael Dickinson satirizing President Bush.

The collage, titled 'Tyrant's Pants', shows the President from behind with a bare torso, pulling down his underpants to reveal a small swastika tattoo on one buttock, while a cruise missile flies out of his anus.

On May 21 Dickinson added the image to his three-year-old collage website
Posted by michael  on  Wed Jun 01, 2005  at  03:36 PM
To find the page on Michael Dickinson and his censored collage, use this URL:
Posted by Charles Thomson  in  London  on  Thu Jan 19, 2006  at  12:50 AM
This is one heck of an artist! A butt artist! LOL
Posted by baby carriers backpacks  in  WA  on  Tue Mar 31, 2009  at  06:09 PM
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