More brilliant art on display. German artist Marcel Walldorf created a sculpture of a German policewomen squatting and urinating. What a great concept for art. One wonders what the hell artist today are thinking. I know there are thousands of talented “real” artist out there but the fact is, if their art isn’t pissing, so to speak on society it’s not considered high art. Only offensive garbage seems to pay well. At least for a little while.
A prize-winning lifelike sculpture of a squatting policewoman urinating has whipped up a storm of protest in Germany, where it went on prominent display last week.
The work entitled "Petra" by 27-year-old German sculptor Marcel Walldorf is made of silicone and metal and has pitted public officials against art world aficionados in the debate over what is acceptable in the name of high culture.
It depicts a young female police officer in full riot gear crouching to pee, with exposed buttocks and a small gelatin "puddle" affixed to the floor of the gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts in Dresden, eastern Germany.
The work entitled "Petra" was completed one year ago and has captured a 1,000-euro (1,328-dollar) prize by the prestigious Leinemann Foundation for fine arts.
It shows very well the difference between the public sphere and the private sphere," the jury said. But Saxony interior minister Markus Ulbig, who is responsible for the state’s security services, told the German press he was "shocked" by the sculpture, which he branded "an insult to police officers."
I don’t know if it’s an insult to police but it’s stupid.