Artist Tom Sanford Didn’t Make Those Gagged Stripper Ford Ads

March 22, 2013 | Marina Galperina

“No, I didn’t. But they’re pretty great.”

That’s what artist Tom Sanford told ANIMAL when we noticed a similarity between his fleshy, parodic style (see celebs on a stripper, right) and that of these “controversial” Ford of India ads (see gagged and tied celebs/strippers in trunks, left and center).

The rapey Russ Meyer-esque aesthetics of Berlusconi didn’t offend him much. He did, however, add:

“I would think that right now Berlusconi would have no room for the gaged hookers and need all the trunk room he can get for cash that he is likely withdrawing from banks all over Cyprus.”