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The great thing about art is that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Someone's idea of a masterpiece might be the Mona Lisa, whereas others love looking at multicoloured splodges drawn using nothing but genitalia.
Now, the only 'art' I've ever bought was a giant canvas of Iron Man, so I'm no expert in the matter. However, I'm sure even the most experienced art critics would have raised their collective eyebrows when they heard that a painting of Channing Tatum's ballsack sold for $6,600.00 (£5,342).
Now, nudity isn't a new thing when it comes to art. In fact, some of the most famous pieces celebrate the human figure, most noticeably Michelangelo's David and Francisco Goya's The Nude Maja.
There was a brief period when the church came along and demanded that 'figures shall not be painted or adorned with a beauty exciting...lust'. So, they either knocked the willies off or covered them with fig leaves. Party poopers.
Fortunately, even the church couldn't stop Channing's man basket from taking centre stage on an oil painting by Los Angeles artist, Chris Mann.
In the picture, Tatum playfully reclines in a chair giving the viewer some sultry bedroom eyes wearing nothing but a jumper. Now, let's face it, he's a handsome chap, so some people might be fixated on his face to begin with. However, once you see it, that's all you can see. And by 'it', I mean his scrotum.
The piece was sold on eBay and, according to the site, was 'lovingly painted in rich tones and fine brushwork'. It was 'done in oil on wood panel' and has a semi-gloss finish too which means that, if you catch it in the right light, you'll be able to see your own reflection in his magical gonads.
According to the description, Mann's paintings are 'charged with emotional resonance, rife with sensuality'. Now it's definitely rife with something. Balls.
The piece is 'suitable for framing and ready for your collection' too, so presumably if you already have an array of testicle-themed art in your home it'd fit right in.
The attack was the result of an old gag where he was asked, "What's the capital of Thailand?" Before he was leathered in the balls. Instead of a few minutes of just suffering a few minutes of pain, the lad's mum was asked to sign a consent form allowing them to remove his testicles if they needed to.
Featured Image Credit: PA
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