Here's a fun interview with the delightful painter John Currin. It covers sex, porn, and eyeballs. Oh, and painting, too.
GQ Style: Two decades back, did you feel like it was easier to show X-rated paintings overseas?
John Currin: That was more about my elegy to European painting and my naive idea of European libertinism.
So it wasn’t you tiptoeing around American conservatism?
No, and I subsequently got interested in making the convex-mirror paintings, because they’re less about a social reality and more a reflection of how my own ideas have changed about porn. I thought of the mirror’s distortion almost like an invasive eyeball.