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Sep 29 2011

Dog-Killing Artist Gets Fat San Francisco Commission

Considering the terrorist acts they have committed to advance “animal rights,” you would think that moonbats at least have the redeeming quality of kindness to animals. They don’t always. San Francisco — a city named after the patron saint of animals but now run entirely by the left-wing lunatic fringe — is blowing $750,000 of taxpayer money on a commission for Tom Otterness, a Brooklyn artist who has passed off killing a dog as art.

In June, the board of directors of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency approved a contract with Otterness for 59 bronze sculptures to fill three levels of the proposed subway’s Moscone station.

Michael Vick’s notorious pit bull activities earned him a friendly phone call from the president, so why wouldn’t killing a dog land an artist a contract? But San Franfreakshow bureauweenies claim they didn’t know about Otterness shooting a dog — despite 11,209 people signing a petition against him earlier this year. In their defense, our liberal rulers are rarely aware of what’s going on outside their castles.

Otterness’s artistic vision may have spawned a new genre. Readers may recall that Costa Rican artist Guillermo “Habacuc” Vargas tied up a dog and left it to starve to death in front of art connoisseurs, allowing them to participate in the sophisticated profundity of making a helpless animal die in slow agony.

Surprise: his sculptures are lousy.

On a tip from GoY.

29 Responses to “Dog-Killing Artist Gets Fat San Francisco Commission”

  1. GoY says:

    Too bad he killed a dog and not a cop, he could have gotten a gig on NPR.

  2. lao's flat rotting colon says:

    Killing the dog was just a form of hyperbole.

  3. katie says:

    I’ve often been disappointed at my lack of revenue as a crafter, and blamed it on my lack of skill… Now, I begin to think that the problem is that my art isn’t awful ENOUGH. Seriously, my kid sister did art better than that at age five… So, the only thing between little kids and artistic fame is… Depravity?

  4. beforethestorm says:

    If starving and shooting the dog was art, tying this guy up, starving him and shooting him should be the equivalent of the Mona Lisa.


    Frankly i hope somebody pulls down that rediculous looking sculpture and takes sledgehammers to it and DOSE PETA know about this yet?

  6. TED says:

    His art is as tacky as the city. Nobel prize next?

  7. The MaryHunter says:

    Ah, don’t you see, Otterness has apologized for his cruel “artistic” act, so it’s all okay:

    In April 2008, he told the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “[…] It was an indefensible act that I am deeply sorry for. Many of us have experienced profound emotional turmoil and despair. […] I hope people can find it in their hearts to forgive me.”

    Now if only the many dingbats who voted for Obama would say the same thing, maybe they would begin to repay us real American Patriots for ruining our nation these ~3 years and counting.

  8. TED says:

    SPURWING PLOVER says: September 29, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Any bets PETA uses some of that leftist selective vision!?

  9. Fiberal says:

    Guys like these thrive today in our sick, weakened, cowardly societies.

  10. So cal Jim says:

    Gee, I guess the Humane Society can be put out of business if people who abuse animals just claim they’re artists making constitutionally protected statements about “modern society.”

  11. Mickey Shea says:

    They’ve got his shitty work in some of the subway stations and parks in New York Shitty.

  12. Arty says:

    What is wrong with liberals?

    That’s rhetorical, so don’t spend any time on it.

  13. Spurwing Plover says:


  14. Fiberal says:

    I would be happy to let either one of these dog killers come on to my property and let them work out their issues with my dogs.

  15. Penny says:

    Think I could get a juicy commission if I shot him and called it art?

  16. Jimbo says:

    Where is the “sculpture” in the picture located? Chicago? NYC? (Lots of snow.)

  17. wingmann says:

    Profile of the Sociopath

    Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
    Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet “gets by” by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.

  18. Teacherbil says:

    On top of everything else, he’s probably an illegal.


    I wonder how many pasaquas this cost the tax payers for that stupid thing?

  20. AC says:

    I’ve often been disappointed at my lack of revenue as a crafter, and blamed it on my lack of skill… Now, I begin to think that the problem is that my art isn’t awful ENOUGH. Seriously, my kid sister did art better than that at age five… So, the only thing between little kids and artistic fame is… Depravity?

    I think the problem is they inhale…frequently.

  21. bobdog says:

    Does Jack-In-The-Box know this guy stole one of their storefront promotions?

  22. Right Reason says:

    Jeez, is that sculpture the offspring of Charlie Brown and Lucy Van Pelt?

  23. steelinhome says:

    Art is a society’s mirror.

  24. Travis Wilde says:

    His “art” also infests the Brooklyn Metrotech quad surrounded by Polytechnic, FDNY HQ, and J.P. Morgan.

  25. batman says:

    Apropos excerpts from W. Cleon Skousen “Naked Communist” (1958) Communist Goals for ‘transforming U.S.’ Read into U.S. Congressional record in 1963.
    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

  26. Angry Fletch says:

    AWESOME!!!! Holy Sh!T!!! Do you realize the damage that “we” (hell, just us on this site) can do to the Left??? Let’s boggem down with paperwork…..seriously…(Oh, and I get to be a lesbian ( I luv pun tang, really, really, luuuuvvvv it),ninja, muslim, voodoo priestess. Covers the whole gambit right?) Oh the publicity…OR Grants we could get…(jus’ sayin’)

  27. James McEnanly says:

    Apparently, he turns them out in large lots. Here’s the same sculpture in front of the Meijer Garden Conservatory

  28. Renee says:

    I can’t believe that no one did anything. He should be charged with animal abuse & be made an example of, giving him the biggest fines & jail time with commuity service !

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