Somebody tweeted this onto my timeline:
Kind hearts, I ask you to attend a fine performance engineered by Phil Ryan and John Bird (creators of The Big Issue) that has a unique and interesting theme. That theme is ‘Redemption!’
Ryan and Bird tell Bird’s story through interrogation and drawing of how he moved through poverty and crime into purpose, by adopting art as his main passion. He drew a lot of naked women in order to bring this journey to a useful and creative solution.
Without drawing naked women, they conjecture, without art being central to Bird’s life, there would not have been the progress that led him to become one of the most important socials (sic) engineers of the last 20 years.
Bird will be interrogated by Ryan in the first half of the piece. In the second part Bird will draw a model as she cross-questions him about his art and his struggle to make sense of his broken life.”
Oh, look. It’s another art-dude treating women like objects instead of like humans.
Hey, everybody! Come see our show! Hot naked chick for your dudely gaze!
If nakedness is so important to the noble goal of redeeming Mr. Bird from his life of poverty and crime, why doesn’t he paint naked pictures of himself?