Saturday, August 1, 2009

News From Bizarro Artworld

This article from a year ago from the Associated Press, chronicles the misadventures of a sculptural piece by artist, Paul McCarthy. Just in case you missed it, take a look.

Flying dog poo art causes museum chaos in Switzerland

GENEVA (AFP)- 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.

Now that you read this article insert any appropriate poo jokes or statements.

S*** Happens
McCarthy's work is full of crap.
When everyone's power went out, the s*** hit the fan (or window).
Free Mr. Hanky!
The safety system didn't work? No S*** Sherlock!
I bet the children really got the crap scared out of them.
The museum wants to make sure this doesn't happen a turd time.
I've seen a housefly. I've seen a dragonfly. I've even seen butterfly, but I've never seen crap fly.

I know, I know, I'll stop it now.

Talk to you later,