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October 7th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Art

A piece by Alan Moore on porn. Long, but probably close to what you’re looking for. While not expressly aimed at explaining his intentions on Lost Girls, it does go a long way towards illuminating the thought process vis a vis pornography and art that informed the work:

The power of art is that it lets us see, in someone else’s work, an idea that we dimly formed but lacked the skill to realise or convey, and in this way makes us feel less alone. Pornography as we conceive of it today, however, does the opposite. It isn’t art, cannot be openly admired or discussed, serves only to convince us of our isolation, to increase our sense that we are in our secret and most intimate desires alone save for the reeking company of other sweaty, masturbating perverts and social inadequates.

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  • 1 Steve Crews // Oct 19, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    I’m in ur blog, researchin’ an interview.

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