Sunday, October 30, 2016

Poop Art!



Pablo Picasso used daughter’s feces as paint New York Post Page Six by Richard Johnson October 30, 2016

 There’s pop art, and then there’s poop art.

While Chris Ofili caused a spit-storm by using elephant dung in his 1996 painting “The Holy Virgin Mary,” the new book “100 Secrets of the Art World” reveals that Pablo Picasso used feces to paint with as far back as 1938.
Divulging “a family secret,” Diana Widmaier Picasso states that her grandfather used excrement produced by his then-3-year-old daughter Maya (Diana’s mother) to paint an apple in a 1938 still life.
“According to him, excrement from an infant breast-fed by its mother had a unique texture and ocher color,” Diana says in the book by Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch, which includes other secrets from Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Larry Gagosian and Zaha Hadid. “The revulsion that this material might provoke is instead transformed into amazement as we grasp the full imagination of the artist.”

5 comments:

ricpic said...

You know, at the risk of sounding all windy (but that would be farts, a whole nother story) they say that the basis of all sculpture is the infant playing with his poop. They? The deep thinkers. Anyway, it's interesting that Picasso was one of the most "sculptural" of painters. Look at the example shown: that pitcher and those apples are "carved." even though they're presented in two dimensions. So the use of poop in his case isn't a stretch. Picasso also made a lot of sculpture. Most of it flat. Go figure. The guy was just an all around no goodnik and contrarian. Probably out of spite. Spite - according to Ann Barnhardt - being the mark of the devil.

bagoh20 said...

It also makes an excellent lip gloss, according to my friend Sanchez.

edutcher said...

Well, as I've said, modern art isn't.

Methadras said...

poop art? You mean when art looks like shit?

Amartel said...

The internet says that Poocasso did the poo-nting (above) in 1919, not 1938. Must be a different painting? Also, from the article:

“According to him, excrement from an infant breast-fed by its mother had a unique texture and ocher color,” Diana says in the book by Thomas Girst and Magnus Resch, which includes other secrets from Jeff Koons, Marina Abramovic, Larry Gagosian and Zaha Hadid. “The revulsion that this material might provoke is instead transformed into amazement as we grasp the full imagination of the artist.”

I wonder who owns the poo painting, the real shit.