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Here, raw sexual aggression is symbolized by the sperm whale, while the squid acts as a thinly-disguised metaphor for the multi-armed oligarchies of Rockefeller, Hearst, and Morgan. Their battle plays against the backdrop of the sea, standing in for--what else?--the vastness of the unconscious mind.
Well, the painting just looks like a giant squid, a dinosaur and a sperm whale engaged in as huge scrap to me. Oh I never understood art....is Mr Bird truly taking the mick, or is he being utterly pretentious?