The Easel

Carroll Dunham: Eyes Wide Shut

Well regarded artist Carroll Dunham was asked about his recent work “What is it with all the female genitalia?” His Bathers series contains not classical nudity but “raw, Larry Flynt-style sexual display”. The artist is not intending to arouse, nor are his feminist credentials in doubt. What follows is a thoughtful and elegant consideration of an awkward topic – “a quixotic erotic innocence”. More images (NSFW) are here.