Cheeky art

A teacher who paints with his posterior was placed administrative leave from his job at a Richmond-area high school when students discovered a YouTube video of him butt-painting.

In the case of Stephen Murmer, Richmond area high school art teacher, avant-garde painter and entrepreneur, the issue comes down to this:

Does his personal business — slathering his posterior with paint, pressing it against canvases and selling them as art — cause too much of a disruption in the hallways of Monacan High School in Chesterfield County?

On the video, the teacher appears with a false nose but not much of a pseudonym.

His paintings sell for hundreds of dollars, says the Washington Post.

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  1. “His paintings sell for hundreds of dollars, says the Washington Post.”

    Art is dead, and so is irony.

  2. Bill Leonard says:

    His paintings sell for hundreds of dollars? Just proves H.L. Mencken was right: No one ever lost a buck underestimating the taste of the American public.

  3. The jokes about breaking wind and the “unique” painting patterns created therein write themselves, so I won’t bother…