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.