Talk about a cock fight. A week after four artworks depicting the Russian president in women’s lingerie were confiscated from a Russian gallery, a new work has been seized by Russian authorities. The latest piece, titled Wrestling, shows Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama in a nude “sword fight.” Both men sport massive, um, appendages, supposedly a comment on the political tension between the two countries, as artist Vera Donskaya-Khilko told The Huffington Post. However, the homoerotic overtones can also be read as a direct slap in the face to Putin as he comes under fire for controversial laws curtailing gay rights. Tochka G (G Spot), the erotica museum that housed the original artwork, has been shut down and the owner is reportedly in police custody.
BALLSY Vera Donskaya-Khilko