Paired: BP graffiti and Huang Yong Ping's Amerigo Vespucci

The way this anti-BP graffiti in Chicago extends from the wall to the ground and forms the outline of the United States reminds me of Huang Yong Ping's sculpture Amerigo Vespucci, which does the same thing. Of the latter work, Huang wrote:
An Italian-bred bulldog, the Neapolitan mastiff (mastino napoletano), is used here as a metaphor for Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian who documented the discovery of the American continent and after whom America was named. This bulldog’s urine forms the geographical outline of America in an instantaneous and accidental way. Here the line between the wall and the ground represents the world’s longest straight border (the United States–Canada border). Its fluidity implies extensiveness and overflowingness. It is an example of all “limits” and “borders.”

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