Artist and l’enfant terrible Diddo has a new piece, to go along nicely with his “Cure For Greed” and “DesignerGasMask“. Ecce Animal is a commissioned work that, according to Diddo, “challenges assumptions about human nature, specifically the tension between biology and society, and how it defines our humanity.” The compression molded skull is made from entirely street sourced cocaine and gelatin, and gave the artist the opportunity to work with, he says, “some very bright people from the world of pharmacy.” Diddo and a team of renowned pharmacists tested the cocaine for its purity. Now our art is pure poison.
It is frightening to look at the face of our animal side laid bare
by comfortable excess; the spoils of its aggression.