Money Paris

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THE DOGS ARE DEAD

I posted this photo on my instagram and immediately felt guilty – everyone thought they were real life dogs!! They are, only they’re dead and stuffed and posed real cutely, with a nice lil chick to boot. And I mean the actual chick, not just me hehehe. This is the work of Maurizio Cattelan at Monnaie de Paris, a building along the Quai de Conti, where I idiotically walked past a few months prior and shook my head at the thought of a museum dedicated to money…

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I couldn’t figure out if this horse was real or not – his legs were comically long, and I, a professional jockey, would deffo know this, but it turns out he was once Tiramisu, a world star racehorse. But wait! I was played by Cattelan yet again! His legs were purposely elongated to give the impression that gravity and time had stretched them, which is exactly what I had thought had happened in a stupid aha! moment. He really is a jokester, that one <3

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I think my favorite part of all of this is how nonchalantly people were walking about, acting as if there wasn’t a dead horse hanging on the wall. Like no one really paid a huge amount of attention to the dogs, but they did to all the human sculptures, which were pretty lol, but omg there actually were dead horses and dogs and birds about!!! Is taxidermy not as interesting a subject as I think it is? Who where these horses; did he even them for a reason or is it just what he could get; what happens to them when they’re done being shown? How sad if they just go in a box or something. Also, where the heck is this horse’s head? So many questions I could probably Google right now smh, but I won’t. Bye xox