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Gold Poo claims glitter on turds is not his work

Bushwick pet-poop painter dogged by rival

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Imitation is the sincerest form of flatulence.

An artist has been spraypainting dog droppings on Bushwick sidewalks gold for nearly a year and a copycat vandal has now begun making her or his own mark on neighborhood dung. The competitor’s intentions are murky, but the message of the original is right under viewers’ noses, said the graffitist, who goes by the moniker Gold Poo.

“It is a commentary,” he said. “I am saying, ‘We are all attracted to shiny things, but nine times out of 10, it is all s--- underneath.’ ”

The tagger has been at it for nine months and says an impostor hit the scene last week, only instead of blasting the excreta with aerosol, the mystery rival is coating it in gold glitter. Poo wants the world to know he is not responsible for the supposed latest form of guerilla gilding.

“Glitter is not my thing,” he said. “I am strictly spraypaint.”

The painter said he is not upset about the purported emulation, though.

“My friends are all joking around saying ‘You got beef,’ ” said Poo. “But it is probably a 21-year-old art school girl. I was surprised, but now I am happy about it.”

Residents of the neighborhood where pooch feces is a constant hazard on sidewalks were nonplussed about the artistic rivalry.

“It is just more things to step in,” said Alex Murphy. “People need to clean that s--- up.”

Reach reporter Danielle Furfaro at dfurfaro@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-2511. Follow her at twitter.com/DanielleFurfaro.
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Reasonable discourse

ty from pps says:
Editor -- I can't help notice that the author used the dreaded S-word right there in the article!! And my powerful hermeneutical skills have filled in the blanks of this deeply offensive word. Oh, I've been overcome with the vapors!

But we commenters are not afforded the same freedom to use similarly asterisked words.

What is the impetus behind this new-found urge to censor comments that include all of these oh-so-naughty words?! Have you discovered you have a large readership among 8-year olds? Or are you trying to sell the paper to a Victorian lady time traveler?
May 30, 2014, 12:29 pm
Ethan Pettit from ethan pettit gallery in Park Slope says:
This a hilarious idea, and the point is taken. There is some truth to it.

“I am saying, ‘We are all attracted to shiny things, but nine times out of ten, it is all s--- underneath.’ ”

Too many artists are trying too hard to make art that does not look like crap. The result is something too labored and too sincere. Whereas it takes guts to make a painting that is sloppy and irreverent and "ugly." And those are the paintings that flow and transport the viewer.
May 30, 2014, 2:34 pm
The Duke from Flatbush says:
Anything that makes dog poop easier to see and avoid is ok with me.
May 30, 2014, 4:07 pm
Homey from Crooklyn says:
Sorry dudes, spraypainting dog doo does not qualify you as an artist...it's infantile.
May 30, 2014, 4:49 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
Hey Ty,
The paint will come off you with a little acetone
May 30, 2014, 5:58 pm
ty from pps says:
Swampy,
you learn that from your wife?
May 30, 2014, 8:56 pm
SwampYankee from runined Brooklyn says:
no Ty, from your mom
May 31, 2014, 9:59 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
Oh noes! Somebody is copying a no talent 'artist' and showing that any idiot can make a statement about nothing.

What's this? It's the stuff that dreams are made of!
May 31, 2014, 10:23 am
bkmanhatman from nubrucklyn says:
wow. die hipster has been absent from this.
May 31, 2014, 11:06 am
Or from Yellow Hook says:
The real SwampYankee can spell ruined
May 31, 2014, 1:49 pm
NYPD from NY says:
Or from Yellow Hook,

no he can't, he's a dullard.
May 31, 2014, 5:23 pm
Scott from Park Slope says:
It would be more useful to spray it with glow-in-the-dark paint so you can avoid the stuff more easily at night.
May 31, 2014, 8:57 pm
Me from Bay Ridge says:
Looks like he's getting a lot on the sidewalk as well. He should get a ticket for that.
June 1, 2014, 12:11 pm
Rufus Leaking from BH says:
ty - and expert on something at last!
June 1, 2014, 5:33 pm
morgan says:
What if it is a 21 year old female art student? He must think he is above such a person. What a turd. Hope he doesn't spend all that short-lived fame in one place.
June 1, 2014, 10:16 pm
johnnyboy from da Hood says:
The gold glitter is probably the work of the poop fairy
June 2, 2014, 10:39 am

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