Pricasso

Pricasso at a press conference for Sexpo in Sydney, March 2012

Tim Patch, more commonly known by his professional alter-ego Pricasso, is an Australian artist who has gained fame for using his penis, scrotum and buttocks to paint portraits, landscapes and female nudes.

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  • I always saw people painting with their arms and feet and I didn't understand why anyone didn't paint with their penis.
    • Daily News staff (24 August 2011). "Portraiture painful for penile artist". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • I'm excited to be part of [Sexpo 2011]. Everyone has sex, it's meant to be fun.
    • Daily News staff (24 August 2011). "Portraiture painful for penile artist". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • Painted using my penis instead of a brush. A short video of that performance will be sold with the painting.
    • Description of his portrait of Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard, his submission to the Bald Archy Prize — cited in: "Artists brush up on wit for poke at awards". Canberra Times (Australia: Federal Capital Press of Australia Ltd.). 12 February 2011. 
  • It may not be big, but it can stretch.
    • Jani Meyer (10 February 2008). "Pricasso's creative party trick". Sunday Tribune (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • I started doing paintings of landscapes in private and wanted to show people what I could do, and to really do that, I needed to do portraits, so I started practising.
    • Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • So one day at a friend's party, where there was plenty of alcohol, I decided to do a portrait of someone. And from there it just grew.
    • Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • It is really fun, and a lot of people are fascinated by what I do, but it does get tiring because I cannot use my 'brush' for long periods of time.
    • Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 

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"This is a free country. A free society throws up these kinds of people, who exercise their freedom in unusual ways. And if this is how he wants to do it, I must accept his constitutional right to do so."Mayor of Capetown Helen Zille
  • Mayor Helen Zille has shrugged off the news that her portrait has been painted by an 'artist' who uses his penis as a brush, saying it is his constitutional right to exercise his freedom of expression 'in this unusual way'.
    • Cape Argus staff (7 May 2008). "Artist uses a different stroke on Zille portrait". Cape Argus (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • This is a free country. A free society throws up these kinds of people, who exercise their freedom in unusual ways. And if this is how he wants to do it, I must accept his constitutional right to do so.
  • [Pricasso] has achieved a good likeness and I can't imagine how he painted it without brushes or conventional equipment.
  • Still reeling from the buzzing of German-designed appliances, and desperately trying to find a stall that served coffee and muffins instead of edible knickers and herbal elixirs, I watched bemused at the Sexpo as the craggy Pricasso dipped his dangly bit into paint and dabbed at a piece of paper on the easel.
    • Cape Argus staff (16 September 2008). "Put an end to dangling conversations". Cape Argus (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 13. 
  • With his silver shorts and peroxided feather do, this Aussie was more Alex Jay in a low-budget sci-fi porno than rebel retiree with an interest in the Renaissance.
    • "Put an end to dangling conversations". Cape Argus (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 13. 16 September 2008. 
  • Wearing silver boots and a hat, armbands and a smile, he whipped out his paintbrush, so to speak, and in 20 minutes painted pictures of his customers with a flourish - while a fascinated crowd gathered, some gaping in disbelief.
    • Barbara Cole (8 February 2008). "Putting fun back into sex". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 5. 
  • He has had so many people lining up to have their faces painted at previous exhibitions, that other exhibitors, hoping to benefit, have requested being located next to his stand.
    • Barbara Cole (8 February 2008). "Putting fun back into sex". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 5. 
  • The only 'penile portrait painter' in the world.
    • Barbara Cole (8 February 2008). "Putting fun back into sex". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 5. 
  • The famous nude artist, Pricasso, who uses his member to paint, was kept busy swishing his "brush" over the canvas. He was quite a drawcard - and many a male observer whipped out his cellphone to take a picture.
    • Daily News staff (6 February 2009). "Sexpo's popularity profitable for entrepreneurial granny". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 5. 
  • Pricasso, who has been painting with his penis for six years, said painting with his penis could be painful, but he had resorted to making his own non-toxic, washable paint.
    • Daily News staff (24 August 2011). "Portraiture painful for penile artist". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • Visitors to the expo were amused and fascinated by portrait painter Pricasso and his unique brush.
    • Daily News staff (26 August 2011). "Pole-dancing vixens keep visitors agog at Sexpo". Daily News (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • When drag queen Carlotta agreed to compere and sit for a portrait at an R-rated charity fundraiser in March, she was not prepared for the tool of trade of the artist. The painter was Pricasso, who releases his artistic side by using a particular extremity. Not to put too fine a point on it (and Pricasso couldnt), Carlotta hovered between humour and horror as her portrait came to life.
  • Now men and their . . . um . . . equipment can sometimes falter under pressure so imagine the stress that artist Pricasso and his 'man thing' brush were under, when he came on stage to paint the one and only Carlotta.
  • Of all the exhibitions, Pricasso, the flamboyant painter who uses his penis as his tool of trade, drew, by far, the largest crowds.
    • Bronwyn Gerretsen (8 February 2008). "'Pricasso' draws crowds at Sexpo". The Mercury (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 4. 
  • How unflappable do you have to be to go to work, find a stone head on the doorstep, and just go about your day sorting the mail as usual? I'll bet she could pose for a portrait by Pricasso and not bat an eye.
  • Pricasso had a long line of people waiting to pay him to paint with his penis. The former builder said he had always been talented at drawing but five years ago came up with the idea of creating art with a different type of implement.
    • Ellen Lutton (7 March 2010). "Sexpo draws crowds... and then they're painted". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited.): p. 25. 
  • The man who goes by the stage name Pricasso whips out his member. He dips it in paint and produces an extraordinary resemblance of his bemused subjects.
    • Jani Meyer (10 February 2008). "Pricasso's creative party trick". Sunday Tribune (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • What started off as a party trick for the former builder has turned into an industry with requests from all over the world from people who want their likeness immortalised by one man's (not so big) penis.
    • Jani Meyer (10 February 2008). "Pricasso's creative party trick". Sunday Tribune (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • He also videotapes every painting he does to prove to people that he actually did it with his penis.
    • Jani Meyer (10 February 2008). "Pricasso's creative party trick". Sunday Tribune (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • Fox Business bigwigs are said to be perturbed by a very special guest on the fledgling biz channel the other night - Pricasso, the world's greatest penile artist. That's right, he paints portraits with his private parts.
    • Jo Piazza (24 February 2008). "Oh, Baby, Was X-Tina Ragin'". New York Daily News (Daily News L.P.): p. 18. 
  • He has painted portraits of some of the world's most famous people - from US President George Bush to the Queen of England - and at the Joburg 2007 Sexpo, he was a huge hit.
    • Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • At the opening of the Joburg Sexpo at Gallagher Estate in Midrand yesterday, Patch, who paints under the name Pricasso, elicited gasps of amazement from the hundreds of people who looked on.
    • Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • Without a hint of shyness, and standing totally in the nude except for a large silver top hat, he took out his "brush" and began sketching portraits of those brave enough to be his subjects.
    • Lee Rondganger (28 September 2007). "Artist with unusual technique a Sexpo hit". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 2. 
  • The annual Sexpo exhibition comes but once a year, and is not always memorable but this year one of our scouts discovered a truly unique talent at the show - a man who paints portraits with his, errm, manhood. Yes, Pricasso, as he calls himself, took Darling Harbour by storm last week.
    • Annette Sharp (29 July 2007). "The Diary: Painting by members". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited): p. 2. 
  • Dressed flamboyantly in leopard-print leg-warmers and matching hat, the chap managed to churn out a quick portrait of the Prime Minister which bears a striking if not fleshy resemblance to the head of government.
    • Annette Sharp (29 July 2007). "The Diary: Painting by members". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited): p. 2. 
  • While his brushstrokes are rudimentary, bystanders appreciated the artist's unorthodox style.
    • Annette Sharp (29 July 2007). "The Diary: Painting by members". The Sun-Herald (Sydney, Australia: Fairfax Media Publications Pty Limited): p. 2. 
  • He uses his penis, scrotum and buttocks to create his masterpieces.
    • The Star staff (28 September 2012). "Pricasso's the name, painting the game". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • Pricasso can paint with either hand, but prefers using his nether regions. He has been painting this way for seven years and has painted ordinary people, celebrities and politicians.
    • The Star staff (28 September 2012). "Pricasso's the name, painting the game". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • He makes his own paint and does not suffer from any erectile dysfunction or infection.
    • The Star staff (28 September 2012). "Pricasso's the name, painting the game". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • What had sounded like a great idea in the newsroom, ended up being the longest and most embarrassing moment of my life. Cameras clicked away and Pricasso kept rubbing his bum with colours of purple, pink and orange against my likeness.
    • The Star staff (28 September 2012). "Pricasso's the name, painting the game". The Star (South Africa: Independent Online): p. 3. 
  • There are millions of artists around the world, but only one who paints with this particular appendage.

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