Saturday, April 20, 2013

Bad Dog!

Bad Dog; great art.  Bad Dog is the actual title of this outdoor sculpture.

Artist Richard Jackson installed this sculpture of a Labrador Retreiver on the side of the Orange County Art Museum.  It releases gallons of yellow paint against the side of the building.

Is this art in bad taste?  Or is it a comment on the architecture of the building itself?  Or perhaps a jibe at the contents of the museum?

The viewer is free to form his or her own opinion.  Anyway, you don't get many opportunities to see a 28-foot puppy voiding on an art museum.



9 comments:

Anemone said...

I don't know if it is art, but it made me laugh!

TexWisGirl said...

i've seen the statue in photos before, but didn't realize it actually spewed yellow paint! too funny!

Duckbutt said...

A little levity can coexist with art. Consider Manet's Luncheon on the Grass.

Mike said...

I had seen a picture of this before. I didn't know it was an 'active' art piece.

MarkD60 said...

From the view we have, it looks a little too anatomically correct.

Big Sky Heidi said...

That is hilarious!

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I wishwe had that kind of public art in Huntsville.

Bilbo said...

The best part of this is that someone paid the sculptor good money for this piece. He's probably laughing all the way to the bank.

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Awesome!