Hello again, Mundane Monday.
All I’m going to say is that all of you who have today off… I’M JEALOUS! And Happy Martin Luther King Day!
Today’s website is one I found a while back and just thought was super interesting. I picked today to show you this website because many of you are at home, and this website is that of an artist who does risque work sometimes. Although her work is DEFINITELY not R rated, there are some images that you should think twice about before pulling them up on your work computer. It for SURE has potential to create an awkward situation should someone walk in on you as you admire a select few of her art pieces. The artist is:
Amanda Putty‘s art depicts women as basically beautiful entertainment for men. The website describes her work better than I probably could:
Amanda Putty’s art depicts quintessential fantasies of the hedge fund world – fantasies of money and power focused on women. Her paintings and prints portray women as hedge fund managers, almost exclusively male, envision them: as baby dolls, mistresses, collectibles and playthings. The artist, who paints under a pseudonym, has an insider’s knowledge of hedge fund fantasies and attitudes. She works in the business.
For me, the most fascinating part about this artist is that she, as mentioned above, is actually involved in the business in which she depicts. Her art is categorized into three “themes” (or perhaps her implied “purposes” of women) if you will. Office girls (eye candy), Party Girls (entertainment), and Show Girls (arm candy).
One of my favorite parts of Amanda Putty’s site and her art is the comments/narration she includes with each picture. They’re pretty funny/ironic and, in my opinion, really add to the image. The trophy wife’s (seen below) narration, for example:
“I understand Henry’s got a new young wife.
Does she do anything?”
“Not really. She’s going back to school to get her degree. But she’s captain of the girl’s soccer team.”
Below are two of my favorite (and more family-appropriate) Amanda Putty images:
Oh. and did I mention she’s actually IN a lot of her images?
How cool is that!? (I’ll give you a hint, one of the men in her Reviews/Q&A section asked if she had a tattoo on her butt. Her answer was yes.)
Ladies (and prob gents t0o..) I do NOT recommend you give these greeting cards to your boss… or anything of the like (unless there’s some risque things going on on the side… then it’d prob make a kick-ass, yet slightly inappropriate, gift). I’m just saying.
Do you have a favorite Amanda Putty image? What do you think about this type of artwork?