McCarthy's caca caves in Hong Kong
The large inflated fecal art piece known as "Complex Pile," designed by artist Paul McCarthy, is at it again. In 2008, Thunderbox told us how the display ran amok in Switzerland, knocking down a power line and breaking a window of a children's home (and most likely causing the worst kinds of toilet anxiety for the little tykes).
As of today, the giant turd has once again been flushed. While on display in West Kowloon, Hong Kong, "Complex Pile" was found to be damaged, and so exhibit staff decided to deflate it. Not to worry, however, for plans are being made to re-inflate it as soon as the damage is discovered and fixed.
"Complex Pile," according to McCarthy, makes a humorous statement in asking the viewer to contemplate large, public sculptures and their actual worth, or our "prudence" in supporting them. Do they really add to the quality of their surroundings? You can make up your own mind; here is an aerial view of the sculpture, thanks to the Huffington Post.