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What Say You: Art, Or a Cow Hoof and a Gun?

Image via Iris Schieferstein/WWD
Image via Iris Schieferstein/WWD

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The above cow hoof shoes and gun are the handy-work of German Iris Schieferstein, who was featured in WWD's Berlin-happy round-up today thanks to her show "To Die For" in the city's Epicentro Art gallery. If you're thinking "QUICK, somebody get Lady Gaga on the line, STAT," slow your roll. She's aware. In fact, the shoes were intended to accompany the pop star's meat dress to the 2010 MTV Music awards before US Customs, on high carcass alert, shut the procession down. In hindsight, it's probably a good thing. With hoofs, that outfit would have much too much going on.

The artist used to collect roadkill for her art, but that's illegal, so now she and her local butcher collude on taxidermist efforts. She explains the project like so: "I wanted to bring refuse into the museums [...] And also to let animals speak for mankind."
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