“I guess you could call them DICK-tators”
When three custom sex toy designs with the heads swapped with three famous dictators from history Hitler, Stalin and Chairman Mao by Czech born artist Barbora Mastrlova it caused a bit of a storm. These bizare phallic objects are on display in Germany and are made from bronze though created as art many have labelled the objects as ‘porn’ however creator Barbora is standing by her work.
She responded to claims that the items were nothing to do with art.
“One of the objects of good art is at the end of the day to shake things up a bit and possibly to shock,”.
She went on to comment the toys were also creating a political/sexual point about the connection between power and sexual attraction and chemistry.
It is worth noting that the Hitler model most likely caused the most notoriety as he was of course a dictator a little close to home in Germany where the dildo’s are currently on display (Yea I just called the three guys dildo’s and I don’t care) and it doesn’t help that recent claims have been made that Hitler may have a long forgotten sibling who once was responsible for shaping Adolfs views.
We think if they exist to make a political or artistic point then they have merit but as a commercially viable toy perhaps not, morally viable? certainly not!