IT'S THE SHIT

Andres Serrano shows off his intestinal plenitude

Romantic Shit. Jaguar Shit. Deep Shit. Bull Shit. Scary Shit. These are just a few of the works on display in Andres Serrano’s new Shit Show, an exhibition featuring 66 photos of excrement, each piece from a different animal. Serrano, whose 1989 Piss Christ spurred an outraged Jesse Helms to try to outlaw the National Endowment of the Arts from funding such projects, told our own Lynn Yaeger that he can actually see faces and tableaux in the gooey brown piles, including the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima in the one called Heroic Shit. “My ego as an artist says I can make anything look good, even shit,” the artist told her. You be the judge at tonight’s opening party. Something tells us no one will be in the mood to touch the hors d’oeuvres. Opens today, through October 4, Yvon Lambert Gallery, 550 West 21st Street, 212-242-3611, free
Thu., Sept. 4, 7 p.m., 2008

 
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