A manure sculpture of Nick Smith

October 28th, 2009 at 9:29 pm by David Farrar

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Oh this is very very funny.

Artist has created this sculpture of . He has made it from cow manure and it is up for auction on Trade Me. It is called “Nick Smith in the shit” and is currently going for $560.

Mahon explains:

The sculpture is light and hollow and highly polished. It sits on a steel stand slightly right of centre.

I wonder how much it will go for. Will Nick bid? Will any of his colleagues bid? Is it made of organic manure only?

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19 Responses to “A manure sculpture of Nick Smith”

  1. philu (13,393 comments) says:

    he captured the hair well..

    phil(whoar.co.nz)

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  2. RightNow (6,642 comments) says:

    OMG, what is the carbon footprint of this work?

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  3. Brian Smaller (3,982 comments) says:

    Philu – I was just about to comment the same thing – except I was going to say he had the hair down pat. +ve karma to you.

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  4. Chris Diack (723 comments) says:

    Quite the likeness.

    Looks like one of those bronze busts that hail from antiquity. like the artists of old he has done a cosmetic on the eyes.

    Nick Smith as New Zealand’s Augustus of Prima Porta.

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  5. Patrick Starr (3,675 comments) says:

    I heard it was originally made from gold….. but apparently someone handed it to Michael Cullen

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  6. noskire (831 comments) says:

    What should you mount it on – a stool?

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  7. Fletch (5,994 comments) says:

    ka pai (eg, pronounced ‘cow pie’)

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  8. Rex Widerstrom (5,253 comments) says:

    Someone’s trying to sell a ridiculously over-valued pile of shit?!

    Quick, someone call Michael Cullen!!

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  9. BlairM (2,286 comments) says:

    A great work of art, made all the more lifelike by being made of exactly the same material as the real Nick Smith…

    :D

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  10. Lee C (4,516 comments) says:

    Patrick Starr wins . . .

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  11. Viking2 (11,125 comments) says:

    Slightly right of centre????
    Really
    Has to be a fake. Smith isn’t slightly right of centre unless the centre is mired in the middle of the left somewhere.

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  12. Shunda barunda (2,965 comments) says:

    That art work is total crap!

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  13. Shunda barunda (2,965 comments) says:

    Who would have thought a sh!t head could earn so much money! :)

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  14. Fletch (5,994 comments) says:

    Next he needs to make a telephone in the shape of Rick Barker from the same medium.

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  15. Shane Pleasance (27 comments) says:

    Maybe you CAN polish shit?

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  16. Murray (8,838 comments) says:

    People will pay stupid amounts for any old shit these days if you call it art.

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  17. Fletch (5,994 comments) says:

    The TV media haven’t reported on this yet. I bet they’re checking to see if it’s another stunt pulled by a media school student.

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  18. longbow (130 comments) says:

    maybe it’s just a culture thing, i have no doubt many ppl in my birth country, with or without farming background, would kill the “artist” for stuff like this.

    what if the guy putting out more bullshit sculptures of his wife, children or parents, or other politicians, atheletes, or random joe.

    i was amazed you can take it with a light mood. or am i too PC.

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  19. Viking2 (11,125 comments) says:

    Didn’t Captain Cook call a crappy bit of dirt “Young Nicks Head”?
    For thoise that don’t know that’s in Poverty Bay.

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