Thanks to Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian, the female booty has gained enormous mainstream popularity over the past decade. And now, Sean "Diddy" Combs and Interscope Geffen A&M chairman Jimmy Iovine want to bring the juiciest backsides to coffee tables everywhere — tastefully, of course.
The music mogul pair are the "deep pockets" behind just-released book CULO by Mazzucco, a 248-page collection of color photographs of women's derrieres as envisioned by fashion photographer and visual artist Raphael Mazzucco.
"Raphael is a true artist," says Diddy. "He relies on instinct — capturing a raw, natural sense of beauty through his lens in CULO by Mazzucco, that celebrates the female form. His work is passionate and powerful."
"I wrestled for weeks with ideas about how to tackle this concept," says Mazzucco. "I have relished every brush stroke, every hypnotic flash in which I reach deep down into my gut and pull out a glimpse of the world as only I see it."
Wow. Gotta hand it to them for finding a way to persuade so many ladies to take off their panties in the name of art.
Additionally, multi-platinum artist Timbaland produced a track with Pitbull (the man who popularized the word "culo" in the mainstream) called "Pass At Me," with a video showcasing a sneak peek of the art featured in CULO by Mazzucco.
Enjoy, gentlemen, while the ladies of the world wait patiently for the male version.
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