The 28-foot-high puppy with his leg lifted on the side of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California is getting a lot of attention.
“Bad Dog” is the creation of 74-year-old artist Richard Jackson, part of his retrospective exhibit.
He crafted the giant dog from fiberglass and other materials with the help of an engineering company. It consists of 52 cut out pieces that were assembled on the site. Once the shell was put in place, Jackson climbed into the dog with a bucket of yellow paint which he squirted on to the wall. Now a pump shoots out the paint.
So far the museum has had nothing but positive comments, according to museum spokesperson.
The scupture will not be a permanent part of the museum architecture. It will be taken down after the exhibit concludes in early May. But for now it is a preview of what to expect from the exhibit inside.
There are few things in life more intrinsically funny than a giant puppy peeing on a museum. At least for those of us who don't take life that seriously.
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