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"Artist" Intentionally Starves Dog to Death as Exhibit
gather.com ^ | April 21, 2008 | User: Liz G

Posted on 07/21/2008 4:24:03 PM PDT by americanophile

Costa Rican artiste Guillermo Habacuc Vargas is making headlines for tying a dog from the street in an art gallery as part of an exhibit to starve it to death. The title of his exhibit "Eres Lo Que Lee" was written across the gallery in dry dog food. The food and a bowl of water were both out of the dog's reach. Eventually the animal died of starvation. The artist claimed the dog was sick and would have died anyways.

Now Vargas has been selected to represent Costa Rica in Visual Arts Biennel of Central Americas 2008. The organizers have invited him to repeat his installation.

(Excerpt) Read more at gather.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalcruelty; animalrights; art; communistgoals; cruelty; desensitization; dog; performanceart; starve; terrischaivo
This is an old article, perhaps you've seen this before, but I came across it today. You think people can't be any more sick...and then you see something like this.

Petition here: http://guillermohabacucvargas.blogspot.com/

1 posted on 07/21/2008 4:24:04 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

I’m no PETA peon, but I would treat HIM like a dog.


2 posted on 07/21/2008 4:26:17 PM PDT by CyberSpartacus
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To: americanophile

This artiste will probably kill people if he hasn’t already.


3 posted on 07/21/2008 4:28:35 PM PDT by DManA
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To: americanophile
The artist claimed the dog was sick and would have died anyways.

Well, if old Bill ever gets terminally ill I hope he'll come and visit my art gallery. I'm always looking for good models.

4 posted on 07/21/2008 4:35:07 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Barack Obama--the first black Jimmy Carter.)
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To: americanophile

What was spelled out in dry dog food was “You are what you read”, (rather than “you are what you eat”). I guess this fiend finds that clever/


5 posted on 07/21/2008 4:38:10 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: americanophile

Old article or not, this is disgusting, disgraceful, and clearly demonstrates the despicable level to which “art” has fallen.

Dogs, cats, bunnies, fish, etc., were put here for us to love and marvel at the majesty of our earth’s creatures and God’s creations. They are not cruel “performance art” objects.

I am appalled that people paid to see this and no one took any action to help the dog.


6 posted on 07/21/2008 4:41:36 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: americanophile
"Eres Lo Que Lee"

I think this roughly translates into "How we're going to get rid of you stupid old white people after we take the land".

7 posted on 07/21/2008 4:41:40 PM PDT by MichiganConservative (Fools get what they deserve in the end. You are responsible for the government that enslaves you.)
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To: americanophile
Visual Arts Biennel of Central Americas 2008.

I've never too been impressed with anything that comes from 3rd world countries that still have $hit running in the streets. This "artist" belongs there.

BTW - next time you're thinking of eating a Nestle's candy bar, check the back to see where it was made. (You'll probably put it down.)

8 posted on 07/21/2008 4:43:06 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: americanophile

What, exactly, is the purpose of this post if not to gross people out?


9 posted on 07/21/2008 5:00:59 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: americanophile

The art market has become quite separate from what was once considered art - i.e., making beautiful things.

The root of this was very effectively identified by Tom Wolfe, as the substitution of the “word” - the ideological or philosophical justification - of art vs the concrete reality. I highly recommend Wolfe’s “The Painted Word” to show how this happened. Part of the ideological justification of this new definition of “art” is to shock the bourgeoise, the universal enemy of all “artists”, in the leftist ideological universe. So shock is valued for its own sake.

Once this was accepted as the new aesthetic measure, it became the new standard in the art market, which has always been about status competition, where on one level rich art patrons compete with each other to seem knowledgable in the esoteric aesthetics, and who on the other level must have the latest/best/most advanced whatever to show up the others in their circle.

The sad part is that this status competition is using such a degenerate definition of “art”. We are way past the point where Lorenzo de Medici patronized Michelangelo to gain status over his rivals. Now we have Central American rich people patronizing some dingbat who starves dogs for the sake of their status games.


10 posted on 07/21/2008 5:01:22 PM PDT by buwaya
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To: americanophile

http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/vargas.asp


11 posted on 07/21/2008 5:01:38 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: CyberSpartacus
I have some rope for Vargas, and a place to tie 'em too!

You bring the beer, and dry dog food!

12 posted on 07/21/2008 5:04:34 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Expose Obama))
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To: americanophile

You’ll get your occasional wing nut. That repulses me, but I realize it’s part of the current civilization. It needn’t be the bell weather statement it has turned into though, having his extermination of the dog be heralded as fine art and him rewarded by a segment of society without a tinge of compassion.

Others have brought up PETA already. I too am repulsed by PETA. Here is an instance where they should be front and center. I don’t seen any mention. Obviously they didn’t step in to stop this vile act.

Now the guy needs a new dog for his next performance.

Judgment day comes for one and all. I hope this dog is brought back to life to watch this guy wither away.

Ruff! Ruff!


13 posted on 07/21/2008 5:06:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Oh my coolaide has a fist name, it's B A R A K, my coolaide has a second name it's J U A N Y...)
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To: Slump Tester

Nailed it!


14 posted on 07/21/2008 5:14:29 PM PDT by redstateconfidential (If you are the smartest person in the room,you are hanging out with the wrong people.)
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To: americanophile

If i covered him with a thousand paper cuts and parked an ambulance locked up in front of him could i call it JUSTICE ?


15 posted on 07/21/2008 5:16:20 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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To: CyberSpartacus

“I’m no PETA peon, but I would treat HIM like a dog.”

I’d just shoot him. For the sake of art.


16 posted on 07/21/2008 5:17:42 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: americanophile

The only thing worse than the POS that did this are those who praise him for it. They all deserve the same treatment.


17 posted on 07/21/2008 5:32:43 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of the hippies.)
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To: americanophile

“The righteos man regardeth the life of his beast” (Proverbs).

One thing we know is that this man is therefore evil.


18 posted on 07/21/2008 5:41:58 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Either you are an American, or you are a liberal)
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To: DoughtyOne

I think we can do without PETA.
Would that his neighbors beat the snot out of him


19 posted on 07/21/2008 5:43:47 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Either you are an American, or you are a liberal)
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To: TFMcGuire

Well that gets my vote. I do like to point out the hypocrisy of groups like PETA.


20 posted on 07/21/2008 5:52:25 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Oh my coolaide has a fist name, it's B A R A K, my coolaide has a second name it's J U A N Y...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Aint it the Truth!

Plebian cruelty is much worse than the cruelty of the liberal and artistic, “Elite.”


21 posted on 07/21/2008 6:02:07 PM PDT by TFMcGuire (Either you are an American, or you are a liberal)
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To: TFMcGuire

Agreed


22 posted on 07/21/2008 6:05:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Oh my coolaide has a fist name, it's B A R A K, my coolaide has a second name it's J U A N Y...)
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To: Retired Chemist

So why didn’t some of the “patrons” feed the dog? I’d do it, and fight the security guards to give critter a chance to eat...
Or untie and take it home.
Or shoot it.
Anything but ignore its torment.


23 posted on 07/21/2008 6:13:15 PM PDT by Little Ray (I'm a Conservative. But I can vote for John McCain. If I have to. I guess.)
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To: americanophile
From Vargas's Wikipedia entry:


24 posted on 07/21/2008 6:22:44 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Little Ray

Did you read the link I posted?


25 posted on 07/21/2008 6:51:48 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: americanophile

I am no animalist....but I know disgusting and cruel when I read about it....this man is evil.....


26 posted on 07/21/2008 9:58:18 PM PDT by cherry
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