Monday, August 11, 2008

Flying piece of art causes museum chaos in Switzerland

You see, this is why I don't really respect artists anymore. It seems like the weirder and more obscure they get, the more respect they get from their respective community. I'm not an art minded guy - I mean I love to draw and make a living doing so - but this is ridiculous. Could you imagine what this guy would say if asked (beyond the title of an artist) what he does for a living. His answer would HAVE TO BE: I make huge, floating turds and make millions doing it.

That's just ridiculous.
Now, read this article...

Flying piece of art causes museum chaos in Switzerland

Aug 11 03:26 PM US/Eastern

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.


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