Monday, August 27, 2012

Poop Art on the Loose

Like Andres Serrano, Paul McCarthy seems to be the sort of artist who thinks we need to have our noses rubbed in it.

I wouldn't have known about him, had I not been researching the recycling of dog poop. I'll share what I learned about that in another post.

Here is one of his "crap art" sculptures.
A giant inflatable dog turd that was displayed at the Paul Klee Center, in Bern, Switzerland.

On July 31, 2008, it broke free of its moorings in a gust of wind.

This picture purports to be it drifting across the city.
But since the poop flew only 200 yards, I'm inclined to think the picture was photo-shopped.

The runaway poop balloon put the lights out when it broke a power line. It eventually landed on top of a children's home, where it broke a window.

I would love to have heard what the kids were saying after their house got pooped on.
http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/260985-huge-turd-catastrophe-for-museum
http://www.smh.com.au/news/arts/wind-carries-away-giant-art-whoopsie/2008/08/12/1218306839711.html

Personally, I prefer art that uplifts and inspires.

All I have to say about poop art is, "Poop!"

http://www.hauserwirth.com/artists/20/paul-mccarthy/biography/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCarthy
I haven't watched this. I don't think I want to.
http://www.virtual-circuit.org/art_cinema/McCarthy/McCarthy/Class.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piss_Christ