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Great, Ahem, Art!

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Dec. 23, 2015

Great, Ahem, Art!

Recent Architectural Triumphs: (1) A 33-year-old Frenchman erected a stone table with benches over his mother's grave marker, so that he and friends could enjoy munchies and wine as he "talked" to her.

(2) For the annual German Ruhrtriennale Festival in September, Atelier Van Lieshout created a temporary hotel structure that appeared from the street (even to the non-aroused) to be a couple having "doggy style" sex (to make a statement, a reviewer said, about "the power of humanity over the natural world").

(3) A homeowners' association in Winter Haven, Florida, petitioned Steven Chayt to remove the 24-by-12-foot chair he had built in his backyard as an art project -- especially because of the hole in the seat -- making it, said one neighbor, "essentially a toilet." [The Local (Paris), 11-3-2015] [Metro (London), 9-4-2015] [The Ledger (Lakeland), 10-11-2015]

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