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(Times Online)   London artist takes on new space sculpture, also proposes "12-metre-high ejaculating man" for the waterfront at Seattle   ( divider line
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2004-04-17 06:24:08 PM  
This just had to be greenlighted by accident... Very Boring Article.
2004-04-17 06:24:23 PM  
No comment.
2004-04-17 06:25:33 PM  
Now THATS entertainment
2004-04-17 06:25:39 PM  
crazy brits
2004-04-17 06:26:26 PM  
I intended it as an ironic comment on the male figure in relation to the whole idea of a fountain, because everyone knows that the fountain is a male fantasy of permanent ejaculation.

Count me among the oblivious.
2004-04-17 06:27:38 PM  
2004-04-17 06:27:44 PM  
also proposes "12-metre-high ejaculating man"

This guy's never been to America, has he? Yeah, that'll go over really well.
2004-04-17 06:28:55 PM  
As a Seattle-ite, all I have to say is... nooooooooooooooooo! We'll keep our statue of Hendrix and the troll eating the Volkswagen. Oh, and Lenin. We got one of him. But no ejaculation!
2004-04-17 06:32:46 PM  
Give me a porno mag, a bottle of Jack, and a ladder, and you'll have your statue.
2004-04-17 06:34:30 PM  
teh gheyness
2004-04-17 06:35:56 PM  
How can he tell if he's ejaculating or pissing?

Ah, probably from the erection.
2004-04-17 06:38:06 PM  
Bet the proposed statue can't keep from missing and gets the surrounding area wet...
2004-04-17 06:39:49 PM  
Only a matter of time until they have to spray it with Viagra to keep it up.
2004-04-17 06:45:54 PM  
I actually found the article quite interesting, considering I didn't just skim it looking for the ejaculation like so many others here have done.
2004-04-17 06:46:48 PM  
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Anyone with demonstrable artistic talent is already employed as a graphic artist, architect, photographer, etc. The modern "artist," (not including scads of great painters, sculptors, etc. with no pretensions) is a resentful, attention-whore, martyr-complexed nutcase.
2004-04-17 06:47:51 PM  
If Seattle gets one of those I'm sure San Francisco will want two. Facing each other.
2004-04-17 06:48:08 PM  
Didn't Dave Lister want a giant statue of himself taking a leak?

Except this one whizzed champaign.....

/red dwarf
2004-04-17 06:48:18 PM  

If you actually read that article from beginning to end, you really need to consider getting a life. At least rent one if you can't buy one.
2004-04-17 06:50:08 PM  
Halfmast Trousers

" a resentful, attention-whore, martyr-complexed nutcase."


And I thought wearing glasses was a good disguise...
2004-04-17 06:54:38 PM  
No Lister had one, in an alternate universe where he invented the Tension Sheet instead of Rimmer's bunkmate Thickey Holden. The champagne whizzin' wasn't operational, but he was assured it would be by the time of the Queen's visit...
2004-04-17 06:56:50 PM  
This is the mock-up for Clearing, my new installation at White Cube, Gormley explains. Its my attempt to liberate the room from Euclidean geometry, but you could also say its a trapped trajectory, testing itself against the surfaces of the walls, floor and ceiling.

This man is the most self important and egotistical man on the face of the planet
2004-04-17 07:05:28 PM  

Halfmast Trousers
" a resentful, attention-whore, martyr-complexed nutcase."
And I thought wearing glasses was a good disguise...

I only say this because I am an "artist" myself (that is, I paint, draw and design -- and was an art major my first year in college). And I've lived with artists -- one woman who was a talented painter who knew nothing about life but plenty about painting. Thank God she found an agent to market her stuff so she could make a living. That's an artist.

These guys who couldn't do a decent figure drawing, but come up with some crackpot university-supported excuse for "challenging perceptions" and such nonsense by being ridiculous are unfortunately given the title "artist", since the rest of the graphically creative types are engaged in other stuff. Being unacceptable by society has nothing to do with being an artist.
2004-04-17 08:09:17 PM  
One of his other works
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Damn, I he builds the cum-man, it's gonna be an impressive sight.
2004-04-17 08:25:09 PM  
No need for a new statue, just make a few modifications to Hammering Man and you'll have a perfectly good Ejaculating Man. He's facing the Lusty Lady as it is.
2004-04-17 08:35:47 PM  
I posed for this you know. Me and my 12-metre penis.
2004-04-17 08:43:45 PM  
The artist must be gay.
2004-04-17 09:04:15 PM  
Well, this is a narcissist.

I Googled his images and examined his works and whatthehell is it with artists and rusty iron? His works didn't impress me. The one called Planets made of glacial boulders, each with a human (presumably male) figure carved in it has sexual overtones all through it, with the figures spread-legged, wrapped around the rocks.

The rusty Angel looked interesting, but the wings and exposed iron ribs kind of give it an over balanced and boiler maker appearance.

A huge, ejaculating man? Well, that would fit right in with his Planets theme.

Rusting iron has never turned me on. That's like I don't get it when people put copper sheeting on their houses, which looks great, then allow it to turn that puke green that they think is artistic and quaint. To me, it resembles a fungus growth.
2004-04-17 09:04:31 PM  
I live by Seattle and we don't need this on the waterfront...guy needs a life. Why not put it in his backyard if he thinks it's such a good idea?
2004-04-17 09:10:48 PM  
I feel inadequate now, as I have never ejaculated further than 5 meters. (sob)
2004-04-17 09:46:42 PM  
Damn, art sucks! Why do be need these immoral liberal "artists" polluting our public spaces with their pro-masturbatory agenda? It should all be banned I say! BANNED! The money this type of tripe sucks from our economy could be so much better spent - like, say, on national defense, faith-based charities, or good wholesome porn!
2004-04-17 09:48:09 PM  
I kinda like the guys work-
2004-04-17 11:24:53 PM  
Its like drawing in space, and the harmonies are released from within. These interlocking spirals just hang loose. Ive released them from the burden of being self-supported.

Its my attempt to liberate the room from Euclidean geometry, but you could also say its a trapped trajectory, testing itself against the surfaces of the walls, floor and ceiling.

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2004-04-17 11:34:33 PM  
Man iv heard artists get their ideas from a lot of stuff but while ur jacking off and u wanna make a sculptre outa it!Thats tOOOO far into matters best kept private!This guy is whacked...Must have been very hard too...sad.
2004-04-17 11:37:23 PM  
It makes a helluva lot more sense than that bizarre statue of Columbus (Columbus!)looking out over Elliott Bay.
2004-04-18 01:07:39 AM  
Hmmmmmm. this just screams wrong. Maybe he could get with Burger King, and use up some of thier old "fake-mayo".

That would be a interesting sight.
2004-04-18 01:44:58 AM  
All you people complaining about this guy just hate freedom. He was greeted by the room as a liberator! Flowers were thrown at him as the Euclidian geometry was driven into exile.
2004-04-18 01:13:41 PM  
Say what you want about modern art.. this guy seems to rule.

[image from too old to be available]
Behold. Neat, huh?
2004-04-18 01:23:50 PM  
Here's the "Quantum Cloud":

[image from too old to be available]

2004-04-18 09:02:50 PM  
who gives green lights?
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