|The Associated Press
NEW YORK (August 3, 2000 2:14 p.m. EDT http://www.nandotimes.com)
- David Lynch's off-screen art is apparently too gruesome even
for New York.
The cow sculpture created by the director for a public art show
is being returned to California without going on display, The
New York Times reported Thursday.
Lynch, known for the eerie 1990s television drama "Twin
Peaks," chopped off his cow's head and stuck forks and knives
into its back. He also covered parts of the cow with a reddish,
"I thought it was Charles Manson," city Parks Commissioner
Henry J. Stern told the Times. "I don't know whether it's
shock art or schlock art. David Lynch should stick to his day
job, making movies."
CowParade NYC 2000 features several hundred fiberglass cows decorated
by artists and schoolchildren and displayed on sidewalks around
Lynch said he was disappointed to be excluded. "Don't you
think when people tell you you're allowed to do whatever you want
as long as it's not sexually X-rated that they should stand behind
their word and show your cow?" Lynch said.
A cow by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, was rejected
before the cow parade began in June and sued the city and organizers
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