Staten Island Artist Scott LoBaido, known in Houston for painting the “World’s Largest [American] Flag” on the roof of the Lammons Gasket Company near Hobby Airport, is better known for as a serial art-attacker, whose headline-grabbing interventions got him arrested in 1999 after throwing horse manure at the exterior of the Brooklyn Museum of Art to protest its display of Chris Ofili’s painting of the Virgin Mary made with elephant dung. He’s back in the news this week for painting a satirical portrait of Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman on an oozing toilet, and attempting to hang it in the museum in protest of the museum’s display of David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly,” with the ants and Jesus, etc.
The Village Voice reports an unusual sequel, though: LoBaido’s painting, removed from the Museum’s wall, is being displayed outside the office of State Island Borough President James P. Molinaro, who agrees with LoBaido’s sentiments!
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