Dog Killing Artist Awarded $750,000 Contract
I am no art connoisseur so my opinion may not mean much when it comes to art.
So if I were asked, “it this art”?
I’d say, yeap, looks like it.
“How about this one”?
Sure. Why not?
But what bout this?
That I would say, “it’s up to each individual’s interpretation”.
Now, what if the piece of art actually showed the after picture of the dog getting shot fatally?
Is that art?
Unfortunately, that’s what Tom Otterness thought.
Tom is a world famous sculptor, for having created large and “cartoonish” looking sculptures that wow people, such as the “Herring Eater” in the Netherlands:
and the cute little Wall Street figurines in few New York City subway stations.
Little did people know, when he was 25, he adopted a dog from the shelter, only to shoot in its head and filming it on CAMERA in name of “art”.
Name of the movie?
“Shot Dog Film”
Fast forward to 2011.. what was Tom getting?
A $750,000 to display his art work in San Francisco (which got postponed indefinitely):
Now, like most of dog lovers out there, I am f*cking PISSED.
Yet at the same time, that was a long time ago.
What do you think?
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