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Old 08-12-2008, 08:00 PM
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Flying piece of art causes museum chaos in Switzerland
Mon Aug 11, 3:26 PM ET

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.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:36 PM
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Thats $hitty.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:37 PM
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Hey I found a picture of it. That's a BIG turd:
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:41 PM
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The French would sniff that it's symbolic of the American aesthetic...
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But is it art?
I think it qualifies as art based on the definition of art. There will always be artists that try to exploit the definition of "art".

The real question is do YOU like it and on what level does it affect you.

art 1 (ärt)
n.
1. Human effort to imitate, supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature.
2.
a. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty, specifically the production of the beautiful in a graphic or plastic medium.
b. The study of these activities.
c. The product of these activities; human works of beauty considered as a group.
3. High quality of conception or execution, as found in works of beauty; aesthetic value.
4. A field or category of art, such as music, ballet, or literature.
5. A nonscientific branch of learning; one of the liberal arts.
6.
a. A system of principles and methods employed in the performance of a set of activities: the art of building.
b. A trade or craft that applies such a system of principles and methods: the art of the lexicographer.
7.
a. Skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation: the art of the baker; the blacksmith's art.
b. Skill arising from the exercise of intuitive faculties: "Self-criticism is an art not many are qualified to practice" Joyce Carol Oates.
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a. arts Artful devices, stratagems, and tricks.
b. Artful contrivance; cunning.
9. Printing Illustrative material.
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Old 08-13-2008, 06:49 PM
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Too shiney...
From a hiney?

In your yard...
If there is this and Pepe le' Pew...
What should one do?

Where's Dr. Suess when you need him?

This turd is not a bird...

But the bird can drop a turd...

Does that mean that a turd, in a bird, call fly?

Thank God cows and pigs can't glide...

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Appears to be a "****e hit the fan" situation which really stinks. It will take a lot of TP to clean that up. Bet the artist took a lot of crap after it dropped.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:17 AM
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Anybody care to guess whether that exhibit was funded with public money or private money?
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SEE SEE- That's why I don't like dogs. Just look at the mess a dog made in somebody's yard. Dagburn mine laying critters. Who wants to step in that???
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