Thursday, April 23, 2009
The Penis Parade: Knit Dicks by Marianne Batlle
Marianne Batlle knits dicks. She also embroiders brooches in the likeness of designers, but those aren't nearly as blog worthy.
The French artist began crocheting penises in 2004 and has been exhibiting them (so to speak) since 2005. Les Poupées Pénis (the Doll Penises) are of all types, made with many different materials and given various personas via their monikers and style. She incorporates raffia, beads, crystals, wire, faux fur, wool, gems and more into these little male members. They have been shown at gallery exhibitions, sold to private collectors and featured in a virtual mock runway show as well as in a catalogue on her site. (Her site is in french, by the way).
Below are 18 exclusive doll penises made for her 2007 show in Paris:
Ma premiere communiante:
C'est Go Laine:
La chevre de Monsieur:
Celle qui voulet ete plus grosse que!:
How To Marry A Millionaire:
L'homme qui voulait etre une panthere:
Maharadja the 1st:
To learn the artists' statement and background, you can visit her site or blog, both of which are written in french.
There are many more to see on her website, just go to the catalog, the home page of which is shown below.
Some of her beaded brooches, shown below, are in the likeness of famous fashion designers.
above: some of her embroidered and beaded brooches available at Arty Dandy
You can find more of her work at the following online galleries and stores:
and at Detournements
Marianne Batlle's blog