I can’t wait for September to get here already so I can replace the constant drone of Jeff Koons and Damien Hirst news stories with something a little more interesting. In the mean time, more of the same:
Paul McCarthy isn’t the only one interested in turds. Andres Serrano, the artist responsible for Piss Christ, a photograph of a crucifix placed in his own piss that drew the rage of conservatives when it was first exhibited in 1989, is exploring shit at Yvon Lambert this September. “My ego as an artist says I can make anything look good, even shit.” Serrano told the Village Voice “The show is also very basic—in a way, what I’m saying is that we all think we have the best shit.”
In other words, the subject matter could be almost anything so long as the artist can create a Toad to Prince transformation, (except that it’s not because Andres Serrano apparently still gets the same enjoyment out of uttering the word shit as a 10 year old boy). “If you want to see some real shit, check out my shit! I got the best shit in town.” he said, gleefully closing the article in the Village Voice. And after that great mastery of word play I don’t know how anyone could resist.