Sunday, October 11, 2009

Offensive=Art ?

Artist Paul McCarthy recently made a giant inflatable dog turd sculpture. Why is this art? Is this art simply because it offends the sensibilities of people who do not want to have a giant inflatable dog turd in their face? It also proved to be a safety hazard when it blew away from the Swiss museum it was at in a storm and ended up in the yard of a children's home. I don't consider this to be art. What does this make me think about? How does this make me consider the piece? It's a giant inflatable shit for crying out loud! Just because something is offensive should not mean it is automatically art.

1 comment:

  1. What's wrong with inflatable turds(!), with the potential to harm or maim young people?

    Get's people talkin' right?