• The guy that did the writing originally removed the signature but left the rest. Interesting.

This Is Not a Urinal.

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Text and photocopy pasted on wall by street artist ELBOW-TOE.

A little explanation of the piece for those that are curious. There is a guy in this neighborhood that goes around with chalk marking spots not as urinals of critiquing graffiti.

It got me thinking.

This piece is basically a mashup of Duchamp's Fountain and Magritte's Ceci n'est pas une pipe, two pieces that question the relation of signs to their designata.

The Dude Company, ooRcc, waspy2006, and 12 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. Luna Park 71 months ago | reply


    so the guy's equating graffiti with urine? or criticizing those that use public space as bathrooms?

  2. guy_on_the_streets 71 months ago | reply

    Let me tell you it smelled something fierce there. I am pretty sure it has to do with the latter.

  3. Luna Park 71 months ago | reply

    ewww, good thing flickr isn't smell-o-vision!

  4. her_mitt [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

    great idea... have a look at s0t's 'iranian wc', i will put it up on my flickr too...

  5. gaia.streetart 71 months ago | reply

    yeah this is really fantastic!

  6. goreb83 70 months ago | reply

    duchamp and magritte

  7. SEAMO ONE 70 months ago | reply

    this is great.

  8. Dona Minúcia 70 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called D'APRÈS, AFTER ... , releituras, homage, homenagem, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. raelala 68 months ago | reply

    Love this piece - any idea where in Brooklyn it's located?

  10. Venus Oak 68 months ago | reply

    lol.....too cool

  11. mightyquinninwky 58 months ago | reply

    Great stuff.. love Duchamp's work esp. Fountain (art that can't be exploited!!)!!

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