Artwork isn't really meant to be beautiful or ugly... it's meant to evoke reaction!
(Artists are attention uh... hams
) Which this piece quite obviously has! I don't know if I personally feel it's 33 mil worth of reaction, but someone does think that.
I thought the colors were gorgeous, I was impressed with the blues in the skin tone, and the subject matter is interesting and (apparently) controversial.
I've actually always had an interest in posing. I wonder what it would be like... I don't know if I have the guts to do it ever...