The Glue Society at Pulse New York
The Glue Society's latest foray into the art world is currently on show at the Pulse Art Fair in New York. A witty comment on man's relationship with bird life, the sculpture is a Ron Mueck-esque depiction of a tiny man defecating on the head of a huge pigeon.
The artwork, titled I Heard They're Dirty, is "a comment on social strata" according to James Dive at the Glue Society. Attached to the plinth supporting the sculpture is a plaque dedicating the work to the city of New York.
The sculpture follows other art pieces created by the creative agency, including a sculpture of a melting ice cream truck for the annual Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney in 2006 and a series of "fossils from the future" that was on show at last year's Pulse Miami. The Glue Society was also behind God's Eye View, a series of Google Earth images re-imagined as scenes from the bible, which caused a furore online after they were shown as part of Pulse Miami in 2007. Pulse New York is on until March 8.
Readings opened, thinking enabled.
Creatives being creative and not attempting to hold us down with their moral gravity.
Unfortunately for me, it's a bit grotesque and tasteless. Not to say that it wouldn't win an award of some sort. I see the obvious irony.
That's very funny. Let's put it on the empty plinth in Trafalgar Square.
Wasn't this done years ago in a Mel Brooks film?
This was done previously in the Abrahams, Zucker and Zucker movie Top Secret (1984). It comes from the same stable as Airplane! (1980) so you can imagine what kind of movie it is.
The Internet never forgets.
Why isn't he wearing any pants?
Very nice, but why there is no s**t?
Frankly, as London's premier blogging pigeon, I think this is one of the most disturbing things I have ever seen.
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