Rose Des Vents II - Wim Delvoye

8300 Knokke-Heist

About the artwork

The ‘peeing angel’ in patinated polyester, denounced as blasphemy yet cherished by locals and tourists alike, is actually designed to be act as a compass rose and fountain. It is a clash between religious kitsch and popular obscenity. 'The more people speak ill of my angel, the better. At least they’re looking at it. While people call it filthy, excretion is actually hygienic – I can't stand filth.'

About the artist

This conceptual artist began painting wallpaper and tapestry in the mid-1980s. Since then, he has used a wide range of materials, such as gas cylinders, tattooed pigs, faecal matter-producing machines and erotic scenes depicted on a chapel's stained-glass windows.