Thursday, December 09, 2010


A well-known artist who can remain anonymous (ok, it was Julian Dashper) once told us this joke, “What's brown and sounds like a bell?" The answer was Dung! How we laughed. But that might also be the sound if you dropped Chinese artist Zhu Cheng’s latest work. This replica of the Venus de Milo is made entirely out of Panda droppings. Undropped, it was enough to persuade a prominent Swiss collector to part with $62,000 and push the work into the pantheon of high value art in this genre.