Sunday, May 14, 2017

These Pigish Rams in Washington, D.C.

I was in DC last weekend. LATER, I will tell you the story about how I got lost at 8:00 p.m. and learned that ladies of the night need compliments too.

Right.

So, anyway, I ran across what seemed like 4,000 sculptures. I always run across that many sculptures in DC. YAY for public art!! 

I don't know who created this or what it is. I'm calling it how I see it: "These Piggish Rams in Washington, D.C." until I learn differently. 

It is across the street from the Women in the Arts Museum on New York Avenue. 

I keep spinning wheels with Google searches trying to figure this out. Niki de Saint Phalle keeps coming up. I can see why. I mean sometimes she does create strange animals with patterns on them. See this evidence. And she has been part of the New York Avenue Sculpture Project. See this evidence.  Also, what do you mean "Are they art?" Excuse you, WaPo. Click bait much? You already knew that was art. 

I am about to send a nice email to the National Museum of Women in the Arts to ask them what they know about this. However, I did decide to go ahead and publish this post since art museums are sadly understaffed and notoriously slow at responding to email. Bless it.  Can we fund the arts please? I'm looking at you, Feds. 





Look at that smile. If anyone else put teeth like that on a work of art, we'd all be sprinkling our holy water all over the place. This gal is pulling the triangle teeth thing off with grace. If you got it, flaunt it!

Look at this stinkin' cute tail. I mean, I just want to pull it.

Oh, and no, I didn't see any kind of labeling near the sculpture. Of course I looked for that. 


Now, if you know something, spill it! Tell me all about it. I am ready to solve this mystery!

2 comments:

  1. Hung Yi ... here's an article about it :)

    http://citycenterdc.com/press/citycenterdc-and-the-downtowndc-bid-bring-larger-than-life-sculptures-by-hung-yi-to-downtown-washington-dc/

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    1. Yay!! Rachel, thank you so much! This makes me so happy! I really love this sculpture and am glad to learn about this artist!

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