hairy women: moustaches and graffiti

(L.H.O.O.Q by Duchamp -source Wikimedia Commons)

Back in 1919, artist Marcel Duchamp re-presented ┬áLeonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa by pencilling-in a moustache and goatee. He placed the initials LHOOQ beneath, which when pronounced sound like “elle a chaud au cul”, literally translated as “she is hot in the ass” apparently suggesting sexual restlessness and “fire down below”. Yesterday I came across this modified advertising image in Tottenham Court Road:

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Here are some more images I’ve taken of graffiti featuring women with added facial hair:

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