October 26, 2021October 24, 2021 by Winter Wallaby Fine Art Image CIDU Harry Bliss 6 Comments From Boise Ed and Andréa. Related
Claes goes through odd, random phases. For this one, the dog seems particularly interested. Most likely this will be a short phase.
For a moment I thought this might be an Eww-type pic. I was distracted by the lines across the faces of the characters, which I took to be the depiction of the sort of “rain” an enormous dog might deliver to an enormous hydrant, and so be a pretentious and roundabout way of Wine Bibber to say that there is a big storm going on. But then I spotted the blue sky and lack of rain there, and the lines were just indications of glass in the window.
For those who didn’t know (like me) that Oldenburg is a real sculptor who specializes in public art using giant versions of everyday objects: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Claes_Oldenburg.
The problem is, a giant inflatable fire hydrant seems very on-brand for him. So given that the scenario in the comic is entirely plausible, what’s the joke?
Are they watching a Thanksgiving day parade?
@Powers – I think that the joke is that the dog is very interested in this phase, and all the dogs of the city will quickly become art critics.
What Brian R said. It might have worked better if the dog had looked more interested!