Fisting on Douglas

Now this was a big mistake. It’s right out on the street. This sort of thing should be confined to a private garden. Somehow it reminds me of the work of the oversized norks sculptor. Douglas Avenue South Perth. I think it’s a new addition to the street. Dirty fingernails might have made it work.

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21 Responses to Fisting on Douglas

  1. skink says:

    Paul Nurry’s neck seems to be missing from the centre of this sculpture

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  2. meccano101 says:

    What is above the mail box L.A?

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  3. C says:

    About 3-4 months ago the sculpture was just the hands (no arms) and was a little different. One day it disappeared, and then a few weeks later this replaced it. I just laughed because the original looked so much nicer and this just looks pathetic. I was actually going to send a pic in of this but thought it wasn’t TWOP enough.

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  4. Another ill conceived piece. It is a tiled scene of ye olde Paris I think.

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  5. squib says:

    That’s really strange. Creepy almost. Not Paris, I mean the hands coming out of the ground. It’s a bit Michael Jackson Thriller-ish

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  6. cimbali says:

    It looks like it is one of the devices designed to receive your daily paper – particularly the ridiculously oversized Saturday West.

    I like your iced Vovo Squib

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  7. Tigre says:

    I originally thought this was the “hands” and was wondering why this was on TWOP. But since C has mentioned it, these pair of arms are clearly different and in a whole class to themselves. The original was much better! Anyone got a before & after pic?

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  8. Blandwagon says:

    It’s out on the street? Countdown to complete destruction by vandals in 5… 4… 3… 2…

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  9. mazarina says:

    It’s not a sculpture, these are the hands that were intended for Edward Scissorhands, but alas were not to be.

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  10. Ljuke says:

    When I read the title of this post, there was a brief and wonderful moment when I thought that maybe “Disclosure 2: The Widening” was in production.

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  11. Cookster says:

    LA, yes, what does that mosaic above the mail slot depict? I’m getting curioser and curioser…

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  12. as i say it’s tiles with a painted town scene, possibly Paris.

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  13. Cardinal Fang says:

    This reminds me of a certain house in the hills that TWOP should visit.
    Glenlea Drive, Helena Valley, home of an enormous backyard concrete black swan. Seriously – its fading red beak overlooks the house!

    http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=glenlea+drive,+helena+valley&sll=-31.9554,115.85859&sspn=0.051195,0.075188&ie=UTF8&z=17
    [url=http://maps.google.com.au/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=glenlea+drive,+helena+valley&sll=-31.9554,115.85859&sspn=0.051195,0.075188&ie=UTF8&z=17[/url]

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  14. erinstark says:

    C – comment number 3:

    I live near Douglas, and I thought something looked different… but then I thought it was just me. So they really did change and come back uglier? Hmm.

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  15. tfltest says:

    It looks like the scheming hands of a Bond villain… giant scheming hands.

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  16. Angela Trevithick says:

    Some people put up flags, others put up giant statues of hands cupped together in the shape of our proud nation. Each to their own…

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  17. King of Bayswater says:

    Looks very similar to that Hungry Jacks ad where they hold an invisible whopper .

    Also looks like the old body language favourite where control freaks have steepled hands.

    But aside from that it is a truly and deeply horrendous piece of art.

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  18. Johnny B. Goode says:

    (Mr Burns voice) Excellent…

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  19. Saltation says:

    someone needs to creep in under cover of night, and install a large burger in those hands

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  20. They’ve grown. I wonder what happened? I think street view is going to be great for TWOP.

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