Monday, April 18, 2005

Dickhead "art"

Check out this attention seeking dickhead's handiwork:
Mark McGowan, 37, will display pictures of himself scratching the paintwork of vehicles in Glasgow and London in an exhibition this week.

He said he had "keyed" 17 cars around the Botanic Gardens in Glasgow's upmarket West End in March and 30 vehicles in Camberwell, south London.

He said: "I pick the cars randomly. What I have been looking at are issues of property and linking it with art and performative action.

"I got the idea when my sister and brother-in-law's cars were keyed. Is it jealousy that causes someone to key a car? Hatred? Revenge? There is a strong creative element in the keying of a car; it's an emotive engagement.

"There is the fear factor, which was an important part of the project. Cars being keyed is a worldwide pandemic at the moment and this should hopefully draw attention to it. Maybe it will enter the mainstream, like graffiti."
There's also a strong revenge element in seriously punching someone who has keyed your car. Wouldn't it be great to see one of the car owners track McGowan down and make him suffer? (Take a look at the article, the guy's a shameless self-promoter.)


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