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Bad Dog!


Photo: Ken Steinhardt/OC Register

We’re going to need a giant roll of newspaper to discipline that dog!
As part of his exhibit "Ain’t Painting a Pain," artist Richard
Jackson created a giant 28-foot-high puppy that squirts yellow paint onto
the side of the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California:

Jackson said he crafted the dog from fiber glass and other composite
materials with the help of an engineering company in Santa Ana. It consists
of 52 digitally-cut-out pieces that were assembled on site.

Once the shell was placed, Jackson climbed into the dog with a big
bucket of yellow paint, which he squirted on to the wall. Now a pump
continuously shoots out the paint.

"The way I see it, it’s funny," he said. "I understand
that Newport Beach has traditionally been a conservative community.
But, this is an art museum. This piece of art is making a commentary
or statement. The dog is pissing on the museum."

The dog is what Jackson calls a "painting machine," a mechanism
that helps create works of art. He has at least a half dozen other painting
machines as part of the exhibit, including a herd of deer statues that
shoot out paintballs.

Deepa Bharath of the OC Register has the story. Check it out: Link

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February 19th, 2013

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