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Reed Massengill is a noted photographer and an expert in the field of beefcake photography, and the author or co-author of books on the work of George Quaintance (2010), Lon of New York (2004), and Roy Blakey (2002). He is also the author of the award-winning Portrait of a Racist: The Man Who Killed Medgar Evers (1994), and of acclaimed books of his own male nudes, including the stunning Brian: A Nine-Year Photographic Diary (2000).
As a lifelong fan of male nude photography myself, I wanted to check in with him on the field to see where it's been, where it's going, and if he believes the beefcake of the past will be fully accepted as art in the future — or whether the tastemakers in the art world will always be penis-shy ...
Banksy is infamous for his pranks, and you've got to hand it to him — he has pulled off the most twisted and funniest yet: Immediately after the gavel went down on an iconic image of a li'l girl with a red balloon, a remote-controlled shredder inside the frame destroyed the image as onlookers gasped.
I'm wondering if the owner wants their money back, or if the shredded art and frame itsself are now worth even more.
ABOVE: It's Emmys night, and Luke Evans has the look down pat.
ABOVE: Headless body in need of head.
ABOVE: A li'l close-up magic.