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Palibhasa lalake! Richard Gomez’s penis painting sends social media abuzz

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Social media is abuzz over a photo showing actor and Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez posing beside his painting of a penis at an art exhibit.

A photo posted by netizen Jayvee Araneta on Facebook showed Gomez posing with a woman at the ManilArt 2019 exhibit in Taguig City. In their background was one of the actor’s paintings, a yellow penis set against a black background.

Teacher and University of the Philippines alumnus Ian Layugan said Gomez’s acrylic painting, titled “OOOOHH,” was also exhibited in Art Fair Philippines last year.

It reportedly costs P196,000.

“And I fail students in Art Appreciation with bloated explanations that make up for lack of imagination or effort or creativity,” Layugan said.

As of Thursday afternoon (October 10), Araneta’s post on the painting has garnered over 10,000 reactions. It has also been shared 18,000 times.

Netizens have varied reactions to the painting.

“Art ba yan hahahaha,” asked Cordova Gerry Jimena.

Mylene Yap said: “Ang dami kong nakikitang ganyang klaseng art sa mga cr. Dami talagang talentadong pinoy no?”

Jacinto Geronimo Jr. quipped: “Title nyan ‘LADIES CHOICE..”

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