Thursday, September 5, 2013

Wim Delvoye Action Figure

Wim Delvoye
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. It’s manufactured in Shenzhen. We’re working on an improved second generation and have plans for a third that is specifically about the Art Farm, including plastic tattooed pigs. We’ve learned a lot from Mattel, the toy manufacturer, and even altered their slogan to read, “You can tell it’s not Mattel.”"
- Wim Delvoye in conversation with Paul Laster

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