Bloodthirsty images of Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck in new toon art exhibitionOctober 3rd, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): Ever thought of a scene, where frustrated cartoon cat, Tom gets to chop its enemy mouse, Jerry? Well, now this imagination has been turned into a masterpiece that will be included in a controversial new Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck art exhibition.
The exhibition will include shocking and bloodthirsty images of popular children’’s cartoon characters being brutally killed.
One gruesome picture shows Daffy Duck having his head blown off by a gun-wielding Bugs Bunny, as blood is sprayed everywhere, while another brutal piece of artwork features long-suffering cartoon cat Sylvester with a mouth covered in blood, having finally taken a bite out of his bird nemesis Tweety Pie.
The characters, all taken from the popular Looney Tunes series, are included in artwork described as ”unrelenting acts of blood and discomfort never previously witnessed on the Cartoon Network”.
James Cauty is artist responsible for the barbaric pictures, which will be shown at London’’s Aquarium Gallery.
“People have been saying since the 60′’s that cartoons should show the consequences of violence, or kids will get the wrong idea, the Telegraph quoted Cauty, as saying.
“Its very difficult to shock kids these days - you have cartoon characters being shot in the head and walking off cliffs, so we have decided to replace them with something more realistic.
“I”m a parent myself, and if I saw pictures like that I would think of something kids would really love, because it’’s no holds-barred violence.
“The idea actually came from my 15-year-old son, who suggested I do some artwork showing what cartoons are really like by showing their real consequences.
“I don”t know why he suggested it, but he’’s done me a favour by giving me this idea six months ago,” he added.
The gallery said that this is the first time they will have to impose a ”Parental Advisory Content” warning on one of their own exhibitions.
The exhibition will also include an eight-minute film with short scenes of ”extreme cartoon violence”. (ANI)
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