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October 22, 2010


Most of Adam is a deep dark brown; his penis, though, is worn golden from extensive handling.

(Thanks to Alan Glenn)


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Can't really tell from the picture, but I suspect he has a big smile on his face.

And Eve probably has a scowl.

And the hot dog vendor at the nearby curb does a considerable business.

I promise I never touched him when I walked past. I just gave him the briefest of glances.

"We have an art dealer that comes in and redoes the patina from time to time,” said David Froelke, the center’s general manager, “but it doesn’t last very long.”
That's what she said.

Poor guy needs some sort of male enhancement, doesn't he?

I always wondered about the root of NYC's "Big Apple" nickname. This explains it (from Eve's point of view, anyway).

"Ms. Aderhold kept walking, but all day long, shoppers and tourists alike stop at the bubble-figured 12-foot-tall Adam by the Colombian artist Fernando Botero that greets visitors and provides perhaps the most memorable Manhattan meeting spot since the clock in the Biltmore Hotel."

There was a cartoon years ago of an annoyed woman approaching another woman who was standing in front of a nude male sculpture. "I told you to meet me under the BIG CLOCK."

'Edgar & Brett' all in one: 'BREDGAR??'

The man with the golden gun so to speak

“In our normal lives, you really can’t go up and touch someone’s genitals,”
Well, you CAN. But first the rules say you have to be elected.

Key quote: "[I]f I can do something to slow the experience down and make it more pleasurable, I’m doing something to make their day a little bit better.”

I have wallet made out of foreskin. If you rub it, it turns into a suitcase.

Not outrageous enough. I would have Adam's package function as a water fountain.

How come I've never seen this when I've visited NY?? *Ahem* Not that I would be inclined to handle the golden penis but as an art lover, I would have at least admired it. (ok..and photographed it but that's IT).

Every time I visit the Ringling Museum I take a photo of David's butt. I appreciate art like that.

“In our normal lives, you really can’t go up and touch someone’s genitals,” said Fernanda Bennett...

We can't?

I thought David Beckham was Golden Balls . . .

"Penile Patina" WBAGNFARB

"People touch and pose with Adam’s penis for many reasons. Because it’s unusual. Because it’s funny. Because it’s just the right combination of naughty and not-too-naughty. Because it’s not in a museum but in a shopping center, where the goods are meant to be handled."

And because it's free.

His penis is worn golden? Mine's worn to the left.

I think Siouxie's taken a shine to it . . .

Shoppers have shown such affection
For this artist's latest erection.
What a sight to behold,
This penis-of-gold!
(but perhaps he should wear some protection).

Speaking of art, seeing as how neither Dave nor Judi will link to this provocative piece, I might as well.

That's not a penis its a wee wee

In smaller European towns, the mideval, midaev, old curches and religious statuary are not so spiffed up. Many of the faithful rub the feet for good luck -- and the boobies. Crusty, patina-ed old statuary with glowing boobies. The idea has inspired some sculptures of mine.

In this case, we shine what we can reach. Payback.

Good one, Sandy!

"In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak."

Tom Robbins.

I can't be the only guy of the male persuasion to think that there's a golden marketing opportunity here. What with the pent-up demand we've seen lately, this thing could shoot through the roof. There's probably a rub, though, but I'm still not getting it ...

@dances: it would take a stroke of genius

Must be the season for big statues of piddlin' proportions.

LOL All that grabbing and smiling has turned it golden. All right!

Let's hope that Alcibiades doesn't hear about this.

Hmmm...I think I see a Hallowe'en costume idea...

*waves Priaputian vuvuzela @ Hammie!!*

re: 'angry mom's post, 'Shaq posed as a statue'

Little did he know, he missed a golden opportunity...

Road Trip!

Meh. Jeff Meyerson rubbed this yesterday at 8:30 a.m.

Golden penis. There is a polishing cream for that.

Most of Adam is a deep dark brown; his penis, though, is worn golden from extensive handling.

Anybody check the color of Adam's palms?

*Waves @ Annie!!!*

Isn't that color referred to as "Goldenrod"?

I never thought my life could be anything but catastrophe
But suddenly I begin to see a bit of good luck for me
Cause I've got a golden wee-wee
I've got a golden twinkle in my eye
I never had a chance to shine never a happy song to sing,
But suddenly half the world is mine what an amazing thing
Cause I've got a golden wee-wee.
It's mine Lady!
I've got a golden wang up in the sky.
And with the golden wang it's a golden day.

Nice Willy Wanka song, HR!

In other distractions news, the trial of our artless todger former IL wigstand Goobernor Eff-in' Golden Rod Blagojevich has been postponed until next year. No doubt the public outpouring of feeling over the delayed satisfaction will be touching.

Surprisingly, this one isn't losing it's patina. Maybe the Venetians keep their hands to themselves.


Handle this.

So, let me get this straight..if I tell my husband that I touched a large penis that is NOT his, but I did it to benefit HIM.....

Eve probably has golden boobs.

“I walked up and I was looking at his head and boom! This thing hits me right in the face,” Ms. Aderhold said.

Hey, Lady, quite trying to blow...nevermind.

Okay, which of you is King (or Queen) Midas with the Golden Touch?

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