Vin, speaking of awkward, do you read Eric Banks and his views on art?
He has a great piece this month in Town & Country, called That's Awkward.
It is talking about provocative art that is in the homes of serious collectors, and the conversations it has caused when little Sally has her birthday party with her first grade friends at her home...or the reaction of new friends drop in for the first time...or
I had a number of friends over recently from our neighborhood, including new neighbors that happen to be gay. Well, when they found one of our Helmut Newton books sitting out, the party took on a different focus indeed.