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December 16, 2009

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I don't know about the Max Ernst part, but I think the joke is a little heavy-handed. I like the imagery of the women, though - that over-the-top 1950s version of elegance, all that drapery. It's also interesting that the toilet paper is exactly the same color as the blonde's gown, which is textured like crepe paper. Perhaps a foreshadowing of the 1960s - Pop Art, paper dresses? Or just an interesting coincidence.

So for me, compositionally, it works. The humor, not so much.

Thank you, LO. I think you're right to attach importance to the fact that the toilet paper and the dress are the identical color. Funny thing is, the first couple of times I looked at it, I didn't notice the toilet paper. Maybe that was his point, in a way: less satirical than appreciative of "the pure products of America."

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