Balls Out: Rodriguez says Artomatic gave him the shaft. Credit: Darrow Montgomery

Last month, I wrote a column on Eduardo Rodriguez, Artomatic’s “Penis Guy,” who claimed that the art exhibition had censored his genitalia-themed work (Show & Tell, “The Schlong Goodbye,” May 16, 2008). After the accusation hit local art forum artdc.org, Artomatic supporters delivered Rodriguez an extended e-smackdown, calling him an “asshole,” an “idiot,” and a “clown.” The thread then devolved, naturally, into jokes and posted clip-art about “clown cocks,” roosters dressed as circus performers.

Now, the Artomatic crew has taken the clown cocks to the next level: Crafts!

Tattoo studio britishink has crafted some limited edition “Clown Cock” pins, featuring a distressed blue-haired, red-nosed rooster, along with the phrase “Censor This!” (The pins also include a prominent shout-out to britishinkdc.com). Finally, you can display your art-feud allegiences prominently on your lapel.

Next up: woven W.W.C.C.D.? bracelets?

Artomatic closes Sunday.

Photo of Rodriguez by Darrow Montgomery.