My husband had a Pop Art Show about 7 years ago down in the Flats District in Cleveland. He created some of the pieces on the computer and had only a few of each printed and for sale.
Roy, And You Are? was the one that sold the most. I think he sold three of them. I remember not really *getting it* -- but others seemed to get such a huge kick out of it. I was never much into Roy.
So Kevin, that image is for you.
Funny thing. As I was going through all the folders in the computer trying to find Roy, I kept stumbling upon this one image over and over again.
In one she has yellow hair with a red background -- in another, blue hair, green background, etc. There were probably eight different variations of her.
Curious, I decided to interview the artist, seeing as he is not much of an art snob and completely accessible and willing to discuss his work at the drop of a hat.
blue girl: Why do you have so many different versions of that girl with the big boobs?
blue guy: What girl?
I made the pose to refresh his memory.
blue guy: Oh! That girl. I was just experimenting with color!
blue girl: Interesting.
blue guy: What??!!
blue girl: Nothing. (I made the pose again.)
blue guy: I meant it to be a statement on society's...
blue girl: Uh, huh.
blue guy: ...on society's condemnation of....
blue girl: Of what? Women with their boobs hanging out? Bra-less women?
blue guy: Yes. Society's judgment and condemnation of women with their boobs hanging out! Bra-less women! It's unfair I tell you! There should be more of that! And I mean everywhere! It's a shame, really . . . society.
blue girl: Yeah. You owe me.
I thought about taking my bra off right then and there, and doing the pose again. But then I thought better of it. After all, true artists must suffer. And I'm willing to do my part.