Wednesday, August 13, 2008

flying feces wreaks havoc

This week, a giant piece of "art" wreaked havoc near a museum in Berne, Switzerland.

The "art" was a large inflatable dog turd that was made by American artist Paul McCarthy. It was described as nearly the "size of a house." It was on display at the Paul Klee Centre in Berne (pictured) as part of the "East of Eden: A Garden Show" exhibit.

The art was supposed to have a safety feature that would cause it to deflate in the event of high wind. However, the system failed and the huge poop sailed.

After breaking free from its mooring, house-sized poop broke a power line and sailed nearly 220 yards before it broke a window of a nearby children's home.

I did not really want to post a picture of the "art" work here. (IMHO, it is pretty disgusting looking) :) However, for the curious, here is a link that will show you the actual picture. On the other hand, if you take your dog out for a walk... you may get a good miniature representation of the "art" that flew away.

1 comment:

The Baroness said...

...I know that people have different opinions about art, but that is just stupid. Who would put their heart and soul into making THAT happen? Ugh.