Friday, June 11, 2010

Isn't it strange how some modern art is indistinguishable from a pile of dog poo?

This sculpture in La Jolla, CA, cost $200,000 in 1987. Unfortunately, most of the people who look at it think that it resembles a bowel movement. For an astute study of the bowel movement angle, see the Decrepit Old Fool blog. In fact, it is so ugly that a generous philanthropist paid $40,000 to have it moved to a less-visible location.

So tell me, what would you name this piece of art?

What bad art have you been subjected to? Please comment below.

3 comments:

  1. This is a perfect example of "art imitates life".

    What is the official title of this sculpture?

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  2. The official title is Okeanos, the name of the Greek god of the ocean. According to a New York Times art critic, "The sculpture is a rippling curve that seems to spew out of the earth and curl up like a wave. It suggests not only water, but also clouds and vegetation and human limbs."

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  3. I guess I just don't see water, clouds, vegitation or human limbs. This must be like a rorschach ink blot test. Either that or the artist needs to have his/her head examined.

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