Wim Delvoye Action Figure
Gent, Belgium: Self-published, 2008
Action figure 12" x 7", tattooed pig 7.75" x 2.25", Cloaca machine 12" x 8"
Edition of 3000
Reportedly "anatomically correct", this action figure of the artist comes with scale models his shit machine Cloaca and one of his tattooed pigs, as well as a cellphone, an outfit for openings and farming boots.
Available at the New Museum Store, here, for $350.00.
"My whole life story is reduced to a caricature. The box set, which is like a GI Joe, includes an artist action figure, a tattoo gun, a Cloaca machine, a mobile phone, an outfit for wearing to a gallery opening and boots for the farm. Its manufactured in Shenzhen. Were working on an improved second generation and have plans for a third that is specifically about the Art Farm, including plastic tattooed pigs. Weve learned a lot from Mattel, the toy manufacturer, and even altered their slogan to read, You can tell its not Mattel."
- Wim Delvoye in conversation with Paul Laster