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Artist gets $35,000 grant to look at women’s asses

June 29, 2009
volleyball-assesThe tough part is convincing your wife that this is research.

Sue Williams, an English artist has been given a $35,000 grant from the National Lottery to look at women’s backsides. Williams was has been handed the cash to – and we quote – “explore cultural attitudes towards female buttocks”.

It gets better. In addition to merely observing the asses, Williams will be paid to “create plaster cast moulds of women’s behinds to try to understand their place in contemporary culture.”

Emma Geliot, a representative of the Arts Council of Wales, the organization that awarded the grant, said: “This produces a tee-hee response but there is a serious point.”

Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament Adrian Sanders, a member of the Culture Committee, questioned the wisdom of the grant and suggested that others would question it, too.


Nice work – if you can get it!

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