Albright-Knox and Burchfield Penney to co-fund groundbreaking new art project

Reuben Wolf, Arts Editor

For several culturally relevant reasons, the Albright-Knox and Burchfield Penney Art Galleries have joined forces to bring to Buffalo a new art project that has been sweeping the nation. The new piece will be hard to miss, as it will consist of a twenty-seven story mechanical robot monster that will trounce through the city of Buffalo, spewing hot fire upon those in close proximity.
“We see that current popular trends in media lean toward our childhood fantasies of giant monsters causing irreparable damage to cities and nobody seeming to notice,” said Harold Reyban, sponsor to both the Albright-Knox and Burchfield Penney, “I think the ultimate goal of this piece is to ensure everyone bow to this new supreme being.”
The piece was created by Japanese conceptual artist and neo-terrorist Saikō no Taishō, who has toured to piece around Tokyo and Los Angeles.
“I guess this piece really digs into that moment when we are bullied at a young age for being sexually confused and frustrated,” said Taishō, “over the years I’ve developed a set of beliefs, though, that if people disagree with, I just don’t want them alive anymore.”
Taishō will be drawing upon mixed media for this piece, taking influence from film, the pop art of Andy Warhol, napalm explosions, mass destruction, genocide, and Power Rangers.
The exhibit was a smash hit in Tokyo and Los Angeles, with most of those who saw it and lived to tell the tale claiming how enthralled they were with the fact that they did not have to visit a museum to see the piece.
“It was as if I was part of the art,” said Lionel Mingus of Los Angeles, according to an interview with, “even though I am the only survivor of my entire family, the mixing of color and media in Taishō’s piece really opened me up emotionally to a whole new world of aesthetic appreciation.”
Others who saw the piece suffered third degree burns, but were quick to point out the juxtaposition of organic versus the mechanical, which was also something Taishō aimed for.
“I just want people to be wowed,” said Taishō, in tears, “and maybe my father will finally tell me he loves me and my mom will respect me as a man.”
Thus far, it has been reported that the piece has amassed $1.7 billion damage in Tokyo. Los Angeles is still reeling and amazed to give any estimates at this point.
The exhibit will have its premiere at a members only wine and cheese ceremony at the Albright-Knox on Friday at 7 pm. There will be a discussion panel with the artist beginning shortly after at 8 pm.
On Saturday, the exhibit will be open to the public. Special courtesy will be given to soldiers who attempt to yield the destruction.

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