Spotted this giant New York-city-as-a-pizza (aptly titled “Pizzatopia”) by The Bruce High Quality Foundation as a piece for the VOLTA show somewhere on the internet and suddenly became very hungry. There’s more pictures of it after the jump just because I feel like I am eating it vicariously through blog text ingestion.
The Bruce High Quality Foundation, the official arbiter of the estate of Bruce High Quality, is dedicated to the preservation of the legacy of the late social sculptor, Bruce High Quality. In the spirit of the life and work of Bruce High Quality, [it aspires] to invest the experience of public space with wonder, to resurrect art history from the bowels of despair, and to impregnate the institutions of art with the joy of man’s desiring.
Professional Challenges. Amateur Solutions.
Art Fag City’s write up on it:
Brought to you by the same kids who chased after the Robert Smithson floating island with a minature copy of Jean-Claude and Christo’s gates, this giant Pizzatopia provides a surface critique of commerce, public space, and art. Given that we’re looking at a cityscape on top of a pizza, it’s probably not too much of a stretch to interpret the sculpture as an intentional mocking of the commercial market through sheer awfulness. But whatever critical punch it had gets lost in the context of an art fair. Past being virtually indistinguishable from other earnestly conceived work, the group’s celebrating-the-fall-of-the-art-market seems a little disingenuous while it attempts to profit from a major spoke in its wheel. But in the face of a good joke, perhaps some of that is forgivable. After all, by the looks of it, Pizzatopia can be sold as a pie or by the slice. I’m still pretty sure it’s not a great piece, but at least it provides a little viewer entertainment.