Sculpting Irreverence: Giant Dog Marking Its Territory on Modern Art Museum

Sculpting Irreverence: Giant Dog Marking Its Territory on Modern Art Museum

The Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in Newport Beach, California recently got a new and …irreverent pet. The 28-foot-tall Labrador marking its territory is entitled “Bad Dog” and was built by Richard Jackson as part of his exhibition Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain- and since he created something that urinates on the museum of art, we can only guess it is. In case some of you are interested in the technical details, the outdoor installation was achieved (according to My Modern Met) by using 52 digitally cut pieces of fiber glass and composite materials that were assembled on-site.

But this is not all, as the mechanized sculpture can also squirt streams of yellow paint- you know, just to add a further sense of reality to the scene. While doing the research for this post, I ran into reviews that ranged from  “interesting” and “daring”to “weird” or “awkward”. What I personally find interesting is how no one has the courage to simply say “crap”. After all, the project is a close literal interpretation of it. Looking forward to your comments on this one. 

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