Keith Boadwee, born in Meridian, Mississippi in 1961, is a master of transgressive art. Boadwee is best known for squirting paint onto canvasses from his anus. He lives and works in Emeryville, California. Boadwee graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in 1989. He received a Master of Fine Arts from UC Berkeley in 2000.
Boadwee is an adjunct faculty member at California College of the Arts in Oakland, California where he teaches in the Sculpture, Painting and Graduate departments. He is also a visiting faculty member at the San Francisco Art Institute.
—Jeff Jahn, Portland Art News & Reviews
This, from the 1995 series Purple Squirt, is the single most famous Keith Boadwee image:
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—Viking Union Gallery announcement
Boadwee tells it
Apparently at an art exhibition, he holds a beer in his right hand, makes a gang sign with his left hand, and enunciates "R Kelly is in the house" in a singsong contralto. The camera then zooms in on the mouth of Boadwee's companion, emphasizing his amused approval. This video is only seven seconds long, and thus well worth your time.
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- Keith Boadwee home page
- Boadwee blog
- Counting Cats in Zanzibar: The Faculty of Farts & Shitterature
- Art: Boadwee rectal squirt method on Improbable Research
- A twelve page PDF admiring Boadwee's work
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