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Thanks to this artist, there will be free hot dogs at Brooklyn Bridge Park
Starting this past weekend, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm is giving out free hot dogs every weekend...
Entertainment 14 Jun 2018
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Erwin Wurm, Hot Dog Bus, 2015, VW T2b, mixed media 220 x 250 x 550 cm, Courtesy Studio ErwinWurm, Lehmann Maupin, New York and Hong Kong, and Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Paris, and London. Photo: Würdinger, courtesy Public Art Fund, NY
Starting this past weekend, Austrian artist Erwin Wurm is giving out free hot dogs every weekend until August 26 for his art project, Hot Dog Bus. The comical artist will be serving classic hot dogs out of a vintage Volkswagen Microbus, which the artist has redesigned to look like a large glob of fat. But why? The goal is to get us thinking about putting on the pounds as a form of human sculpture.

“I thought it would be cool to do something where the public has not only a visual benefit but also a physical benefit,” said Wurm. “I’ve always addressed gaining or losing weight is a sculptural work because it’s a work on volumes; the sausage could be a key component of gaining or losing weight.”

Hipsters beware: Even though this artwork will be in Brooklyn, vegan hot dogs and gluten-free buns will not be available.
Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via bklyner.com

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