Jackson’s “Bad Dog” sculpture, made from matte-black parts towers above the Orange County Museum of Art. The Labrador has one leg raised in the classic dog-urination stance. Every now and then, a spray hose inside the massive sculpture unleashes a fountain of yellow paint.
“Bad Dog” is definitely the first thing people see when travelling to the Newport Beach museum. The media are suggesting all kinds of differing explanations for the meaning of the artwork:
- KCET calls it a “cheeky statement about Jackson’s views on the art world.”
- OC Register goes with “not a joke. Nor is it an insult to the museum.”
- Daily Pilot doesn’t take a critical stance, but notes that it is a “favorite of children who visit the museum.”
The show ends on May 5.
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