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    This is considered "art"?



    Flying piece of art causes museum chaos in Switzerland



    A giant inflatable dog turd by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.
    The art work, titled "Complex S(expletive..)", is the size of a house. The wind carried it 200 metres (yards) from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children's home, said museum director Juri Steiner.

    The inflatable turd broke the window at the children's home when it blew away on the night of July 31, Steiner said. The art work has a safety system which normally makes it deflate when there is a storm, but this did not work when it blew away.

    Steiner said McCarthy had not yet been contacted and the museum was not sure if the piece would be put back on display.

    I would hope not!!!

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    Definitely not art. It's really crappy.
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    "My Bad"


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    Holy shit!

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    The shit is gonna hit the fan for this one.
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    Just be relieved the "sculpture" wasn't constructed from actual fecal matter.

    Is it Art?

    A LOOK AT THOSE WHO DARE TO STRETCH THE CREATIVE LIMITS

    By: Chris Grosso

    Now that's crap! I'm not being an obnoxious art critic. It really is crap. Call it whatever you'd like - dung, droppings or fecal matter. Somehow, poop has become a medium and inspiration for an unbelievable number of artists. I use the word "unbelievable" because I'm shocked that such a thing could influence anybody. Animal waste is actually used in paintings, drawings and, wait, even sculptures. Yes, I did say sculptures. People actually pick up crap. Ekkk!

    America got its first glimpse of poop when Chris Ofili's "Holy Virgin Mary" was displayed in the Brooklyn Museum of Art, in New York in 1999. Do you remember the Virgin Mary slung with elephant dung? At first glance Ofili's work seemed like an abstraction of a pre-Renaissance, stylized black Madonna, set off against a golden background. But a closer inspection revealed a clump of elephant dung at her right breast. Two more clumps, labeled "virgin" and "Mary," served as supports for the painting. (Yes, it smelled.) The highly controversial piece and exhibition stirred up a lot of discussion about modern art, the validity of the medium itself and the desecration of the Virgin Mary.

    This was not his only work incorporating huge clumps of dung. The titles of some of Ofili's other pieces speak for themselves, such as "Bag of Shit" and "Shithead." In fact, he often uses elephant dung to prop up his paintings in shows. Ofili is quoted on Salon.com as saying, "Somehow it makes the painting feel more relaxed, instead of being pinned upon the wall like it's being crucified ... [The painting can] stand in its own shit and watch the other paintings being crucified on the wall." Nasty! However, Ofili's work falls within the broad realm of risqu modern art.

    Another artist maintains a small photography gallery, The Fecal Art Gallery: Cody's Patio Art. This creative young man takes pride in molding his canine Cody's fecal matter. He admits that his artwork lacks maturity and dynamism but maintains that their forms are undeniably eye-catching.

    Imagine the conversation that ensues when fellow artists ask, "What medium are you working?" The response: "Oh, you know, dog poop."

    In 2003, American artist Mark Caywood created a mixed media sculpture entitled "Poop Christ." He wedged a crucifix into a pile of hardened elephant dung and pasted it there with Elmer's glue. Luckily he included a Glade Indoor Air freshener to suppress the odor.

    Feeling a little envious you don't have some fecal art in your personal collection? Mexico natives Steven Ball and Daniel Quist use monkey feces to compose clients' portraits. They take a picture, make a mold and then apply the raw materials into it while it is still warm and fresh. It is then allowed to cool for several days to ensure rigidity required to make it last for a lifetime. To guarantee the high quality of their fecal portraits, they feed their monkeys only the finest foods so as to produce immaculate results.

    While sculpting feces is probably one of the most repulsive activities, feces has also become the theme of short stories, the bright idea behind websites and butt of many jokes. One of the most prolific literature sites is poopreport.com. It goes by the slogan "Your #1 Source for Your #2 Business."

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    It's as art as John Cage's stuff is 'music'.

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    If this is art, my neighbor's backyard is a freakin' museum..

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    you guys are so fucking lame it's wonderful. I see all my witty thoughts have already been posted.

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    Looks like a sea lion siesta... if you squint your eyes.

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    Paul McCarthy?
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    "That is one big pile of shit." -Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park
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    Giant inflatable dog feces?

    That is more 'artsy' than some of the stuff I see trying to passed as art.


    And its kind of funny too.
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