Friday, 26 October 2007

Poop Art


Today we continue our survey of classic art.

Meaty Chunks

Yesterday I mentioned Piero Manzoni and his tinned "Merda". Earlier this year, there were suggestions that the whole thing might have been a hoax. No shit? But of course, no-one who has paid $45,000 for a tin (or even $168,000) would actually open it to find out, would they?

Seminal Works

One pair of artists who have used their own excrement, as well as blood, urine and semen are British-based Gilbert and George (be careful if you're at work and you follow any of the links at the bottom of the Wiki page - you have been warned!).

Bloody

And then there's Marc Quinn. He made a sculpture of his own head using 8 pints of his own blood. Now that is worth paying for, in the sense that it is valuable - not that I would want to own something that creepy!

What a Waste!

You'll be glad to know that the pictured tin, part of my personal collection, is not for sale.

35 comments:

Bee said...

YUCK!!!!!!

nuff said

Jean Knee said...

what's in that can?? did you eat it? how'd it smell?

you laughed at my belly button lint series but I might actually sell them for millions of dollars some day

I've seen that bloody head thing before

They had a display at the art museum in Dallas can't remember what it was called but the "artist" preserved the bodies (of dead people) with plastic instead of embalming fluid thus the bodies hardened and were preserved. While we were there it was interesting and all, but later I kept having dreams about the people. If it comes there do not go see it.

Bee said...

You guys are seriously gonna make me puke today... hey can I sell my puke??
mmmm regurgitated mango juice!

Bee said...

with coffee swirls... yummmmmm

Brian o Vretanos said...

Jean Knee:

The can contained mild beef curry (with onions). It's not as brown as I made it in the photo.

The head freaks me out - I have to imagine it's actually made out of sorbet, and I'm okay...

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee's Puke:

Yes, I think you should make a statement on the over-processing of natural foods.

You bottle it as Mango Juice "Now with added gastric fluid!", which of course aids the digestive process.

Or you could wait and bottle it once it's passed entirely through the digestive process...

Aren't you glad I finished work early today?

Bee said...

Mmmmmm added gastric fluid...
Along with jean knee's bacon grease and her cock eggs this is looking to be my favorite meal and beverage combo!

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee:

Arty food:

You should get in touch with some art collectors... I think that combo would really shock these arty types - they'd be disgusted - that they hadn't thought of it first!

You and Jean Knee are really very inventive - in a base sort of way...

Bee said...

In plain English, what does " in a base sort of way" mean? I'm trying to decide if I'm insulted or not.

Jean Knee said...

yes, Brian what are you insinuating here??
You don't think we are a bit common or worse, vulgar do you?

I have fire arms

Bee said...

And I don't have fire arms but I have 2 arms and they have fists attached!

Brian o Vretanos said...

ermm... don't shoot!

"base" as in "deep" ;-)

Brian o Vretanos said...

(Deep - a bit like the hole I'm digging myself, methinks!)

Bee said...

That's right you've been tagg teamed HIGH FIVE JEAN KNEE!

Brian o Vretanos said...

Bee: Could you try saying that in English, please?

Bee said...

Wrestling term meaning only one fighter could be in the ring at one time therefore they have to tagg their partner when they want out of the ring so the other one could continue the beating...

Jean Knee said...

BANG!

Jean Knee said...

I saw the undertaker live on the third row of a show in Chicago.

Jean Knee said...

I think his sweat hit the guy next to me

Jean Knee said...

I've always wondered, if you say high five to a dude with say, four fingers, are you dissin him?

Bee said...

My fave was Kane but then he took off the mask...

OH! And the Rock!

Jean Knee said...

the rock's doing okay with his new acting career. I like that "how you doin" look with the one raised eyebrow look he has

Jean Knee said...

Pat Sajack is turning 61 today.

Bee said...

Funny you should bring that up cuz my friend Big D tries to imitate him with the "how you doin'"!

He does pretty good...

Jean Knee said...

wonder what brian's been up to lately. I hear that canned curry can addle the brain

Bee said...

jean knee, I think we're doing it again... you know, taking over.

Jean Knee said...

who the rock or big d?

Jean Knee said...

hmmmmmm

Bee said...

both

Brian o Vretanos said...

I'm here. This conversation is going over my head, so I'm just sitting in a corner quietly looking up stuff for Sunday's offering...

Bee said...

Sunday's offering:
No more gross art please please please...

Brian o Vretanos said...

No, Sunday's a special day. Still haven't decided what to do for tomorrow, but I promise it won't be gross art. Or gross food ;-)

Anonymous said...

I'm just wondering if you ate what's in the can???

Jean Knee said...

that anonymous was not me, but hey I was wondering the same thing.

I eat canned corned beef cooked in a waffle iron. mmmm
nothing could gross me out

you are asleep right now, that's so sweet

Brian o Vretanos said...

Anon:

Yes, I like that beef curry.

Jean Knee:

I eat Tinned Corned beef hash. It doesn't look so bad in the tin, it's just that the fat goes all gooey as you heat it. But it tastes nice.