Artist Shot a Dog and Called it Art

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Originally Posted: 28 September 2011

Stop San Francisco From Paying $750,000
To Man Who Shot a Dog and Called it Art

FROM In Defense of Animals (IDA)

ACTION

Tell San Francisco Mayor, San Francisco Arts Commission and San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to NOT pay Tom Otterness for "art."

Sign an online petition:
https://secure2.convio.net/ida/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1969&autologin=true&AddInterest=1022

And/or better yet, make direct contact:

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee
City Hall,
Room 200,
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102
phone: (415) 554-6141
fax (415) 554-6160
Email: mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org

Various officials of the San Francisco Arts Commission
San Francisco Arts Commission
25 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 345
San Francisco, CA 94102
phone 415/252-2590
fax (415) 252-2595
 

Various officials of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
One South Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103
phone (415) 701-4500

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

In 1977, Brooklyn resident Tom Otterness went to his local animal shelter, adopted a homeless dog, took him home, chained him to a fence, and shot him. He filmed the act, called it "Shot Dog Film," and claimed it was art.

Now Otterness may receive $750,000 from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to create 59 bronze sculptures for the city's Moscone Subway Station. He recently lost a contract for the same amount in New York City. This is your taxpayer money. If you don't want your taxes spent this way, please speak up.


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