Bad Dog Sculpture

What “passes” for art in California

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Sacramento-born artist Richard Jackson pushes the boundaries of what can be considered “art.” His “Bad Dog” sculpture is made from matte-black parts, and towers above the Orange County Museum of Art (Orange County, California) with one leg raised in the classic dog-urination stance. Every so often, a spray hose inside the massive canine unleashes a fountain of yellow paint onto the wall of the museum. The fake pee dribbles down the wall to pool on the ground, where curious museumgoers appreciate it with the classic, “but is it art?” posture.

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Every dog has his day. - Unknown

Let sleeping dogs lie. - French Proverb

All art is quite useless. - Oscar Wilde

The dog is the god of frolic. - Henry Ward Beecher

Sleeping dogs bark the loudest. - Archie Bunker

A great nation deserves great art. - Art Delage

Dogs have masters. Cats have staff. - Unknown

Politics is the art of the possible. - Otto von Bismarck

A dog has the soul of a philosopher. - Plato

Art is the signature of civilizations. - Beverly Sills

Any idealism is a proper subject for art. - Lafcadio Hearn

An art thief is a man who takes pictures. - George Carlin

A dog in desperation will leap over a wall. - Unknown

Vision is the art of seeing things invisible. - Jonathan Swift

We have art to save ourselves from the truth. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

I teach the art of turning anguish into delight. - Georges Bataille

Logic is the art of going wrong with confidence. - Joseph Krutch

Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. - Oscar Wilde

Dogs got personality. Personality goes a long way. - Quentin Tarantino

Flatterers looks like friends, as wolves like dogs. - George Chapman

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. - Twyla Tharp

The 'Earth' without art is just 'eh'. - Unknown

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of. - Ogden Nash

One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art. - Oscar Wilde

I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog. - Wendy Liebman

The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two. - Maurice Maeterlinck

Fine art and pizza delivery: what we do falls neatly in between. - David Letterman

Dogs are getting bigger, according to a leading dog manufacturer. - Leo Rosten

Only a biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window. - Unknown

The Iranians and Persians are excellent at the art of negotiation. - Donald Trump

It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked looking-glass of a servant. - James Joyce

Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do. - Raymond Mortimer

There is no prejudice that the work of art does not finally overcome. - Andre Gide

I had rather hear my dog bark at a crow, than a man swear he loves me. - William Shakespeare

Anyone who says you can't see a thought simply doesn't know art. - Wynetka Ann Reynolds

It was a great interview process. They were fighting like cats and dogs. - Donald Trump

The art of conversation is the art of hearing as well as of being heard. - William Hazlitt

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you. - Mary Bly

Why can't a woman be more like a dog, huh? So sweet, loving, attentive. - Kirk Douglas

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realize our perfection. - Oscar Wilde

Life beats down and crushes the soul, but art reminds you that you have one. - Stella Adler

Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises. - Samuel Butler

Italy is the home of art and swindling; home of religion and moral rottenness. - Mark Twain

A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself. - Josh Billings

Dancing is the only art of which we ourselves are the stuff of which it is made. - Ted Shawn

Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself. - Abba Eban

I love contemporary art, although I wouldn't want a pickled shark in my house. - Bruno Tonioli

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art. - Oscar Wilde

Art is so wonderfully irrational, exuberantly pointless, but necessary all the same. - Gunter Grass

Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. - Walter Winchell

Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. - Lewis Grizzard

Beautiful young people are accidents of nature but beautiful old people are works of art. - Unknown

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers

It's not the size of the dog in the fight - it's the size of the fight in the dog. - Mark Twain

A half finished shawl left on the coffee table isn't a mess; it's an object of art. - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Don't make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans, or they'll treat you like dogs. - Martha Scott

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. - Dwight D Eisenhower

A blind man can make art if what is in his mind can be passed to another mind in some tangible form. - Sol LeWitt

Did you ever walk into a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives. - Sue Murphy

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. - Albert Einstein

Despite all our toil and progress, the art of medicine still falls somewhere between trout casting and spook writing. - Ben Hecht

The minute there's a map, there is no art. Paint by numbers is not art. Paint by numbers is a mechanical activity. - Seth Godin

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy. - Groucho Marx

We all know that art is not truth. Art is a lie that makes us realize truth, at least the truth that is given us to understand. - Pablo Picasso

The birch-bark canoe of the savage seems to me one of the most beautiful and perfect things of the kind constructed by human art. - William C. Bryant

Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. - Donald Trump

Dogs laugh, but the laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end. - Max Eastman

Art owes its origin to nature. This beautiful creation supplied the first model, while the original teacher was that divine intelligence. - Giorgio Vasari

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C S Lewis

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man. - Andres Segovia


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24-Apr-2019