(Happy 69th post!) THE GALLERY: Margaret

Marcus Harvey's portrait of Margaret Thatcher made of sex toys and other plaster-cast objects. On display at the White Cube art gallery in London.

Marcus Harvey's portrait of Margaret Thatcher made of sex toys and other plaster-cast objects. On display at the White Cube Gallery in London.

 

The image of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and dildos doesn’t exactly do it for me. But hey, you might get off on such a thought.

Whatever your fantasy, you won’t want to miss British artist Marcus Harvey’s “Margaret,” the black and white portrait of Thatcher made of 15,000 plaster-cast objects ranging from many many dildos and other sex toys, skulls, broccoli, combs-you name it. Harvey’s portrait is based on an iconic Thatcher photograph taken at the launch of the 1987 Tory Party election manifesto.

The striking floor-to-ceiling piece is on display at London’s White Cube Gallery until Saturday and is part of Harvey’s “White Riot” exhibit. The exhibit title is taken from the 1977 debut single from punk band The Clash.  

 -JD

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