Axe, groundedA consensus emerged that Paul McCarthy is a poseur and a provocateur and that his buttplug-themed inflatables are a retrograde step in the genre. Also, AK vouchsafed that when you drop olives into the wine glass to raise the level a bit, this does not improve the flavour of either. Upon further inquiry, the panel agreed that the leading exponent of conceptual buttplugs is in fact Tony Cragg.
I am very disappointed in you, Intertubes:
Concerned as we are about integrity in conceptual-buttplug journalism, we should mention that the artistic tradition goes back at least as far as the Viking era, when Loki "fed
and shoved a cork in his bum-hole."
A precise depiction of the cork is not available.