PUPPETRY OF THE PENIS Holds Penis Painting Contest & Exhibit 8/24

David J. Foster, producer of the world's top genital origami attraction, Puppetry of the Penis, announced today that he is holding the world's first ever "penis painting competition." Aspiring and experienced penis painters from around the globe are encouraged to submit their best penis painting (a work painted with a penis in lieu of a paintbrush) for a chance to win a priceless, commissioned work by world-famous penis painter Pricasso. Pricasso will review the submissions and choose a handful of finalists, whose works will be included in an exhibition at 45 Bleeker, where Puppetry of the Penis is currently playing. One winning work will be chosen at the exhibition's opening night reception, at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 24. The grand prize winner will receive a custom painting, of the subject of the winner's choosing, painted by Pricasso himself.

"At Puppetry of the Penis, we celebrate all kinds of genital artistic expression," Mr. Foster said in a statement. "By breaking new ground, Pricasso is helping to pave the way for future genital artists. We hope that penis artists, young and old, from all over the world embrace this challenge. We expect competition will be stiff."

Submitted works should be no larger than 8.5" x 11". Paintings can be of any subject and in any style, so long as they were painted with a penis (if the artist doesn't have a penis, the artist is free to use someone else's). Participants are urged to exercise extreme caution when painting in order to avoid bodily injury. All paints should be patch-tested to ensure they are safe for use on sensitive areas. Submissions must be postmarked no later than Monday, August 16.

Please send submissions to:

"Puppetry of the Penis" Art Competition

c/o O&M Co.

333 West 39th Street

Suite 601

New York, NY 10018

For more information on Pricasso, and his technique, please visit www.pricasso.com.

The new Off-Broadway production of Puppetry of the Penis began performances Tuesday, July 13th at The Green Room Theater at 45 Bleeker. Literally stretching the human body to its absolute limit, genital artists Rich Binning and Gavin Stewart present over forty astonishing, now-iconic penis installations including the Pelican, The Windsurfer, The Eiffel Tower, Loch Ness Monster, and their mind-boggling, signature installation: the Hamburger. A handful of breathtaking new installations, including Yoda, Sombrero, and E.T., are being performed for the first time on a New York stage in this 8-week limited engagement.

Created by Simon Morley and David Friend in 1996, Puppetry of the Penis introduced the world to the ancient Australian art of genital origami. It has been experienced by over 1 million people (including the likes of Hugh Grant, Naomi Campbell, Posh Spice, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Richie, Bono and Elton John) in over 14 countries (including the U.S., Great Britain, Australia, Holland, Germany, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal). It has been translated into three languages, had a "how to" book published, been featured on HBO's "Real Sex" since 2002, and had DVD releases throughout the world.

The performance schedule for Puppetry of the Penis is Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM.
Tickets are $49.50 (regular seats) and $79.50 (premium seats) and are now on sale via Telecharge.com/(212) 239-6200 or at the Box Office at 45 Bleecker Street (Hours: Monday: Noon - 5pm - 8pm / Tuesday - Friday: 12:30pm - curtain / Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - curtain).

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