Top, photograph by Anna Gaskell [If anyone knows more about this piece, please let me know. Via. Bottom, Tom Friedman, Untitled (Apples), 2012, made of styrofoam and paint, 68 inches diameter.

From the exhibition New Work, currently on view at Luhring Augustine, New York until March 17, 2012.

The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an individual is not successful in emotionally crippling himself, he can count on patriarchal men to enact rituals of power that will assault his self-esteem.

Bell Hooks. Via.