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Blowjobs, 5 Cents - With Lipstick, 25 Cents

Rene Ricard-Blowjobs, 5 Cents - With Lipstick, 25 Cents-

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Artwork:
Blowjobs, 5 Cents - With Lipstick, 25 Cents
Size:
framed: 38.7 x 34.3, sight: 24.1 x 17.8 cm
Medium :
Oil stick on canvas
Marks
Signed in red oil stick on verso
Category :
Painting
Artwork Details :
In a 2009 interview with Andy Spade for Purple Fashion Magazine, Ricard revealed the inspiration for his 'Blowjobs' work. ANDY SPADE: My favorite piece of yours is the one that reads, 'Blowjobs 5¢ - with Lipstick 25¢.' RICARD: I found that in 1976, on a mirror in a drag club called the Pink Elephant in Venice, California. Misty Dawn was the headliner. It was the law in California that drag queens had to be announced with ‘Mister’ before their name, so it was Mister Misty Dawn. That blowjob poem is the favorite of everyone, but especially of very proper ladies.
Provenance :
Gifted by the artist to the current owner

Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills

Date:
2019-04-25
Lot Number :
35
Low Estimate :
$6,000[-100%]*
High Estimate :
$8,000[-100%]*