I can't even tell you how thrilled I am that John Currin will be speaking at SMU this evening. I've had the countdown going for months. I don't even remember where I first learned of his work. I think I was perusing some (artful) rated X material on the web late one night and was so taken with his exaggerated illustration of the female form. Many of his works almost appear renaissance in style, but with overtly sexual connotation. The last painting here in the feed is on view currently at the Meadows Museum of Art as part of the Spanish Muse collection (a contemporary response to the collaboration with the Prado Museum in Madrid). Hope you can make it, and it's free!