Originality Feud Flares Among Brooklyn Artists Bedazzling Dog Poo

The work of Gold Poo NYC.

Oh, Bushwick. Where else would you find an artist with both the time and the desire to undertake a dog poop beautification project? This morning, Gothamist reported several sightings throughout the neighborhood of canine excrement adorned with what appeared to be gold spray paint.

While the artist remains anonymous, a Gothamist editor noted that the works “evoke the more baroque stylings of canine fecal artist Miss Heather, whose holiday-themed excrement adornments have sold for millions at auction.” While a debate over who initially conceptualized the bedazzling of dog poo feels outrageously “Brooklyn,” the Huffington Post is reporting that yet another artist has come forward to claim ownership of the idea.

The gold poop that inspired the initial Gothamist article.

The gold poop that inspired the initial Gothamist article.


After the initial Gothamist article was published, an artist who goes by the name Gold Poo NYC surfaced, claiming his idea was hijacked. “I was surprised at first,” the artist, who calls himself  the “captain of this goldpoo train” said, “seeing how I have been doing this for just under a year straight and have gotten little to no attention.”

In the same interview with the Huffington Post, Gold Poo went on to give something of an institutional critique, saying: “People are insanely superficial and really attracted to shiny things…And nine times outta [ten], it’s all shit underneath anyways.” If this is true, might the art world have found its next star?

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