An Irish true story

Ron in Oregon 2013/01/03 22:32:34


At the National Art
Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife
were staring at a portrait that
had them completely confused.

painting depicted 3 black men totally naked, sitting on a bench. Two of
the figures had black penises, but the one in the middle had a pink

The curator of the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the painting and offered his personal assessment.

went on for over half an hour explaining how it depicted the sexual
emasculation of African Americans in a predominately white, patriarchal
society. 'In fact', he pointed out, 'some serious critics believe that
the pink penis also reflects the cultural and sociological oppression
experienced by gay men in contemporary society'.

the curator left, an Irishman approached the couple and said, 'Would
you like to know what the painting is really about?'

'Now why would you claim to be more of an expert than the curator of the gallery?', asked the couple.
'Because I am the artist who painted the picture,'
he replied!

'In fact, there are no African Americans depicted at all. They're just three Irish coal miners. The guy in the middle went home for lunch.
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