Famous artworks will be given a graphic twist as part of a new exhibition exploring relationships, gender, and sex. Birmingham School of Art, part of Birmingham City University in the U.K, will host the "Obscene and Pornographic Art" show, which will see an erotic makeover handed to a series of 18th-century Rococo style paintings by French artist François Boucher and nude male portraits. The title of the exhibition is taken from a song by Bongwater, a 1980s USA psych-rock band, and highlights the exhibition’s aim of challenging audiences about what is considered to be obscene or pornographic by today’s standards. Acclaimed British artists Sadie Lee and Matthew Stradling will be contributing their works, which will be on display in the School of Art’s ARTICLE Gallery on Margaret Street from January 14 to February 11.
Above: Matthew Stradling, Death Clown