12 dildos on a hook - can sex toys be art?
Straight from the drawer marked "You couldn't make it up" comes news that the Governor of Colorado has objected after a Denver artists was given a $5,000 grant - to make art out of sex toys.
The piece, originally called Twelve Didlos on a Hook, has been renamed "Large Implements on Hooks" to make it more palatable to the gallery-going cognoscenti of Colorado.
"Obviously, this is offensive and in extremely poor taste," said Gov Bill Owens, who hadn't actually seen the artwork himself but had had it described to him by staffers.
"They're meant to be sex toys, but sex toys that are talking about a lot of issues," says artist Tsehai Johnson in defence of the work.