When I was a kid, a local car dealership had this giant Betty Boop balloon as a promotion for something. Well, one day Betty demanded freedom and the balloon simply drifted away. For weeks afterward there were frequent Betty Boop sightings and she caused some trouble for local airports. For my brother and me, keeping an eye out for the giant flying Betty Boop was just another way to alleviate boredom while in the car.
The inflatable sculpture that recently flew away from its moorings in Switzerland is a different animal altogether.
“A giant inflatable dog turd by American artist Paul McCarthy blew away from an exhibition in the garden of a Swiss museum, bringing down a power line and breaking a greenhouse window before it landed again, the museum said Monday.
The art work, titled “Complex S(expletive..)”, is the size of a house. The wind carried it 200 metres (yards) from the Paul Klee Centre in Berne before it fell back to Earth in the grounds of a children’s home, said museum director Juri Steiner.”
Quote from here, via the Flickr blog.