Burning Man Sculpture Defaced In Honor Of Halloween?

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Yup, it’s the same sculpture from Burning Man Sculpture Defaced In Honor Of Burning Man, where back in early september the public installation by Dan Das Mann near the Ferry Building was affixed with a bong and lighter. This time, someone gave them Abu Ghraib costumes. Are these everyone’s favorite sculptures to prank? This one’s sure to offend lots of people, but I can’t help thinking of this in humorous reference to (The Seattle Stranger’s) children’s Abu Ghraib Halloween costumes that made the internet rounds back in 2004.

Photo via the Flickr set by Ninavizz.

Update: Scott posted this at Laughing Squid (with more description) and points out to me that it’s not just Dan Das Mann’s sculpture but it was also created by Karen Cusolito. Not knowing either of them, I only went by the name I saw in the last post’s comments. Sorry Karen!

6 Comments so far

  1. tyler82 (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 2:52 pm

    these sculputures are a big eye sore just like that plastic looking bow and arrow sitting on the waterfront let’s get some eloquent artists to grace our city public spaces with


  2. Bradley Allen (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 6:09 pm

    I liked how when I tried to find out more about the installation, I could find no mention of it being a permanent installation.

    That, more than anything, gives us the beleaguered people of San Francisco hope.


  3. Dr.E. (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    This sculpture, defaced or no, should be attributed to BOTH Karen Cusalito, and her side-kick, Dan Dassman.


  4. buisness casual (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 10:52 am

    alien vs. predator is an awesome movie. i’m glad someone made a sculpture in honor of it.


  5. cd (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 11:49 am

    I love the bow and arrow. It’s whimsical and says a lot more to me about the city than other possible hunks of free-form metal.

    As for the Burning Man figures – I’ll usually openly and happily mock most anything dealing with Burnin Man – so these aren’t my favs. But public art is meant to start conversations, so . . . .


  6. yobo (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 5:16 pm

    you guys have too much time… go get laid.



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