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voodoochild
November 2nd, 2007, 10:25 AM
My boyfriend was telling me the other night about an artist in NYC that found a starving dog and used him as an exhibit called "Starving Dog." He kept him in the corner and did not feed him and the dog died. That's the story I got. Anyone hear this and know what happened to the artist who clearly is crazy?:mad:

lofter1
November 2nd, 2007, 10:33 AM
A whole list of links via Google search: "Starving Dog" artist (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22Starving+Dog%22+artist&btnG=Search)

Schadenfrau
November 2nd, 2007, 11:11 AM
I'm sorry, but the links calling for a boycott of the artist are too funny. Were all of these people planning on picking up some Costa Rican performance art for their homes up until now?

Front_Porch
November 3rd, 2007, 12:04 PM
I'd like to point out that this dog is fat by SoHo standards.

MidtownGuy
November 3rd, 2007, 12:14 PM
This disgusted me so I wanted to find out if it really happened or if the rumor of such an act was the art (which would have been far more clever).
Turns out it didn't happen in New York but in Managua...

"A Costa Rican artist found himself in hot water with the animal protection people in his home country after using a starving, sick street dog as part of an exposition in Managua, Nicaragua, in August. Guillermo “Habacuc” Vargas allegedly found the dog tied up on a street corner in a poor Nicaragua barrio and brought it to the showing. He tied the dog, according to furious animal lovers, in a corner of the salon where it died."
http://www.theginblog.com/2007/10/artist-chains-up-dog-until-it-dies-is-this-art-or-animal-abuse/

barbaric.

ablarc
November 3rd, 2007, 02:07 PM
Let's see ... if it's art, it's legal ... right? And it's art if you say so ... right?

Wonder if I could mosey on down to the bank and do a little performance art with my 9mm... ?

You suppose?

lofter1
November 3rd, 2007, 02:26 PM
Don't do it, ablarc ...

An art piece of a similar nature (http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/09/22/mit_coed_with_fake_bomb_art_arrested/) was recently received with little warmth :cool:

voodoochild
November 3rd, 2007, 04:46 PM
Let's see ... if it's art, it's legal ... right? And it's art if you say so ... right?

Wonder if I could mosey on down to the bank and do a little performance art with my 9mm... ?

You suppose?

LMAO!:D:p