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With “Touch my bum”, Jan Leenders shows a new development in his butt themed works. For the first time he uses collage to create his cheeky motif. In this collage we see hands, fists and fingers grabbing, holding, punching, stroking and touching. Does the butt’s owner like being touched? Did he or she actually invite to touch his/her bum, as the title suggests? Or did the hands ask permission first? Why does he/she want to be touched? Why specifically the butt? And what’s the relation between the touched and the toucher? Leenders just leaves us here with these questions unanswered.