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Paul McCarthy’s Art Is Complex Shit On The Runs

by | 12th, August 2008

ANORAK’S Vomit In Sock is an early contender for the Turner Prize. But there is competition:

20 hectares of playground for the garden show: the farmland to the rear of the three steel hills and the entire tract of greenery from the Wyssloch Valley down to Lake Egelsee will be sprouting weird and wonderful objects to form an animated kind of front garden.

Paul McCarthy will be subverting the otherwise harmonious landscape sculpture of the Zentrum Paul Klee with his installation Complex Shit – a giant pile of dog faeces.

Oh, complex shit. Not complete shit. Silly us.


“Complex Shit”, a sculpture by the American artist Paul McCarthy, cast loose its moorings and was lifted by a sudden gust of wind from the Paul Klee centre in Berne and carried 200 yards to eventually make landfall in the grounds of a children’s home.

Museum authorities said the work had an automatic safety device that was supposed to make it deflate in the event of a storm – but it failed to operate.

The Runs…

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