Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"I'm Certainly Proud of the Ass Painting"

Once again, the Man is trying to stifle free expression.
To hear the students tell it, Stephen Murmer is a fun, popular art teacher who is always quick to crack a joke. But there is another side to Murmer. A side that has agitated school officials and resulted in his suspension. A side that focuses, almost entirely, on the crack in his backside.

Outside of class and under an alter ego, the self-proclaimed "butt-printing artist" creates floral and abstract art by plastering his posterior and genitals with paint and pressing them against canvas. His cheeky creations sell for hundreds of dollars.

This has not gone over well with Chesterfield County school officials, who placed Murmer on administrative leave from his job at Monacan High School.

Owning a piece of Murmer's art doesn't come cheap. On his Web site, his creations run upward of $900. His most popular piece, "Tulip Butts," goes for $600.
Sometimes, I just don't know if Virginia is really the right place to raise my kid.

[Hat tip to Mrs. Thrillhous]

6 comments:

Mike said...

He's not only doing it outside of school, but pseudomymonously (is that a word?)???

Am I missing something here?

By the way, the funniest part of the paintings (based on the desription) are thr stamens on the flower. very appropriate, all things considered.

Yossarian said...

This just chafes my ass - no really, it chafes my ass - Has anyone else put their chair warmer in a bucket of turpentine lately?

InanimateCarbonRod said...

I haven't thought of Grease 2 in a long time...

S.W. Anderson said...

Ya gotta admire someone who puts part of himself into his work.

I just hope he's into daily showers or baths. I mean, for hundreds of dollars . . .

Thrillhous said...

Personally, I've got a serious case of stamen envy over here.

Mike said...

Yeah, there are probably a few bees that'll choose his pollen. Or is it necter?

And that, my friend, is as far as I'm going with this one!