'Whatshisname' Humorously Updated a Jeff Koons-Inspired Artwork

By: Riley von Niessen - Sep 19, 2016
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'Whatshisname,' a British artist who as his name might suggest, has a sense of humor that perforates his pieces -- something that's maintained in his strange dog balloon sculptures.

Playing on a previous work by Jeff Koons, the artist adjusts the bubbly subjects so that they're shown in a squatting position -- along with some balloon excrement beneath them. Despite the content being a little gross, Whatshisname's dog balloon sculptures are rather adorable, especially considering the miniature size.

In order to promote his creation, the artist photographed the work in London's city streets -- one image showing the defecating dog superimposing a scenic view of Big Ben, while another depicts it on a graffiti-coated sidewalk.