German art lovers are turning up
their noses at an abstract picture painted with the artist's own
The painting, on display at Frankfurt's Museum of Modern Art,
depicts brown, egg-like shapes surrounded by an off-white line.
It doesn't smell because it is coated with resin, German tabloid
daily newspaper Bild reported.
The 35-year-old artist, Anton Henning, said he had eaten a large
meal to give himself sufficient material for the painting.
"It was created in 1995 after I enjoyed a meal of Koenigsberg
dumplings, mustard gherkins, beetroot, potatoes,
watermelon and lemon juice, Rheingau riesling wine and a big
brownie," he told the paper.
Henning guarantees that he did not need to dilute his feces in
order to complete his oeuvre.
The picture has suffered a mixed reception. "Yuk, it really
makes me want to throw up," one 50-year-old woman told the
"It's sick," said a 29-year-old man.
"The colors are fantastic," countered another 50-year-old woman
who viewed the painting. "I'd find a space for that in my home."