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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France is a dog-hole. - William Shakespeare

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

Art is a revolt against fate. - Andre Malraux

The modern work of art is a symbol. - Herbert Read

Art is the signature of civilizations. - Beverly Sills

Art is anything you can get away with. - Marshall McLuhan

How much is that doggie in the window? - Bob Merrill

The human body is the best work of art. - Jess C. Scott

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

Our humor turns our anger into a fine art. - Mary Kay Blakely

The more I see of men, the more I like dogs. - Madame de Stael

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

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser. - John Gardner

He who lies down with dogs, rises with fleas. - English Proverb

Throw physic to the dogs; I'll none of it. - William Shakespeare

Don't think to hunt two hares with one dog. - Benjamin Franklin

Logic is neither science nor an art, but a dodge. - Benjamin Jowett

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

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

God is not interested in your art but, your heart. - Ifeanyi E. Onuoha

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

I love a dog. He does nothing for political reasons. - Will Rogers

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. - Marcus Aurelius

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art. - Paul Cezanne

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament. - Oscar Wilde

My wife's such a bad cook, the dog begs for Alka-Seltzer. - Rodney Dangerfield

The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting. - Sun Tzu

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

The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive. - Robert Hughes

When a man's best friend is his dog, that dog has a problem. - Edward Abbey

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

I have nothing against dogs. I just hate rugs that go squish-squish. - Phyllis Diller

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

A really well made buttonhole is the only link between art and nature. - Oscar Wilde

Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. - Franklin P Jones

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

There's no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. - Bernard Williams

Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing. - Ralph Richardson

In the haunted house of life, art is the only stair that doesn't creak. - Tom Robbins

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

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

I look like a real bag lady when I go to Starbucks with my dog and get my chai. - Shirley MacLaine

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs. - Alphonse de Lamartine

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

The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. - Bernard M Baruch

The sole art that suits me is that which, rising from unrest, tends toward serenity. - Andre Gide

Raising boys is like raising puppies. One must take them for a walk every few hours. - Jody Defries

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

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. - Hypocrites

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

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. - Robert Benchley

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. - Robert A. Heinlein

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle

For us in Russia, communism is a dead dog, while, for many people in the West, it is still a living lion. - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Ethics is in origin the art of recommending to others the sacrifices required for cooperation with oneself. - Bertrand Russell

What's the earth with all its art, verse, music, worth -
Compared with love, found, gained, and kept? - Robert Browning

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings. - Vicki Baum

Art is made to disturb. Science reassures. There is only one valuable thin in art: the thing you cannot explain. - Georges Braque

If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. - Unknown

'Tis not always in a physician's power to cure the sick; at times the disease is stronger than trained art. - Ovid

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or the art of the deal, but on whether you've sent someone a thank-you note. - Bernie Brillstein

In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. - Voltaire

I put contact lenses in my dog's eyes. They had little pictures of cats on them. Then I took one out and he ran around in circles. - Steven Wright

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

The physician should look upon the patient as a besieged city and try to rescue him with every means that art and science place at his command. - Alexander of Tralles

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt


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20-Aug-2019