At the National Art Gallery in Dublin, a husband and wife were staring at a
portrait that had them completely confused.
The painting depicted three
black men totally naked sitting on a park bench. Two of the figures had
Black willies, but the one in the middle had a pink Willie. The curator of
the gallery realized that they were having trouble interpreting the Painting
& offered his assessment.
He went on for over half an hour explaining how it
Depicted the sexual emasculation of black men in a predominately
White patriarchal society. "In fact, "he pointed out, "some serious critics
believe that the pink Willie also reflects the cultural and sociological
oppression experienced by gay men in contemporary society." After the
curator left, an Irishman, approached the couple and said, "Would you like
To know what the painting is really about?"
"Now why would you claim to be More of an expert than the curator of the
gallery?" asked the couple. "Because I'm the guy who painted it," he
replied. "In fact, there are no black men depicted at all. They're Just three Irish coal miners. The guy in the middle went home for lunch."