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Can the NGA beat this?

By rosebud 12 August 2008 24

Our own national art gallery seems so tame when compared to Switzerland. When can Canberrans expect to see giant turds on the south side of the lake? http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/12/2332079.htm

    A giant inflatable dog poo 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 Sh*t, is the size of a house.

    The wind carried it 200 metres from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children’s home, museum director Juri Steiner said.

[ED – so I think the question is do we want more confronting public art and are we willing to pay for it?]

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rosebud 2:21 pm 13 Aug 08
peterh 2:14 pm 13 Aug 08

rosebud said :

Snahons_scv6_berlina said :

tickboom

I’ll sell you a real life dog turd for $5000. It will be an original and you can keep it for your private collection. For good measure I’ll suggest the complexity in it is identifying the breed of dog from which it came.

All old hat! Manzoni was bottling his own crap more than 40 years ago already! Google Merda d’artiste and you should easily find an image – if you are so inclined.

shouldn’t that post be in the dam thread?

under “water purification”??

bottled, even.

rosebud 1:34 pm 13 Aug 08

Snahons_scv6_berlina said :

tickboom

I’ll sell you a real life dog turd for $5000. It will be an original and you can keep it for your private collection. For good measure I’ll suggest the complexity in it is identifying the breed of dog from which it came.

All old hat! Manzoni was bottling his own crap more than 40 years ago already! Google Merda d’artiste and you should easily find an image – if you are so inclined.

And what the dog ate…

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