Nessie Does New York

Apexart, in New York City, is currently hosting an exhibition titled "Nessie Does New York: Monetizing Myth, Legend & Culture." It's basically a collection of Nessie, Bigfoot, and Chupacabra-related kitsch.

Their downloadable exhibition brochure poses this question:

Is it the marketing of myth, or the myth of marketing that keeps these creatures alive? (Who knows?)
In other words, is it that we want to believe there's a small chance Bigfoot might show up on a logging road after we've savagely clear cut his habitat and ask for a room at the zoo and a royalty check? Or because no trip to Scotland would be complete without the requisite photo on the banks of Urquhart Bay while eating a sack of chocolate Loch Ness "droppings," and then buying a shot glass and a set of Nessie-emblazoned golf balls "for your friend"?

Where were the chocolate Nessie droppings when I was in Loch Ness? I didn't see those anywhere, and I definitely would have bought them.


Posted on Mon Jul 21, 2008


Man i wish it was a traveling exhibit. Cant afford to go to new york anytime soon.
Posted by Tim  on  Mon Jul 21, 2008  at  11:24 PM
Picture here.
Posted by outeast  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  04:57 AM
Rather small droppings for such a large beastie.
Posted by MadCarlotta  on  Tue Jul 22, 2008  at  07:33 AM
They chop them up to get them in the chocolate-coating machine.
Posted by Mr Henderson  on  Thu Jul 24, 2008  at  04:54 PM
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