Jamie Boling’s 6’x10′ Snake Charmer painting, depicting a special moment in Britney Spears’ eventful life, has just arrived with the artist from Virginia, where not long ago, you’ll remember, Barack Obama stopped by a gallery where it was hanging and handlers had it covered up for fear the pol might be photographed in front of it. The curators of the “Just Britney” show suffer from no such phobia. “I can understand why a politician wouldn’t want to be photographed in front of Britney Spears’ crotch,” says Boling, “but I wish that Obama would have been more fearful of censorship than the possible fallout of an unfortunate photograph. He could have used the whole thing as an opportunity to defend free speech instead of making a move to cover and remove the painting.” Watch the clip and see Boling re-stretch Britney’s vagina.
The “Just Britney” group show of paintings, drawings, and sculpture by 47 artists inspired by Britney Spears opens Friday, September 28, with an open-bar party at WOW’s storefront gallery, from 8PM to midnight. Sponsored by Svedka Vodka.