October 26, 2021

The Cat's Out of the Suitcase


The Cat's Out of the Suitcase
Some people just don't understand how real art should give you "paws".  Photo via ЧС Курган on VK.com

A feline statue is receiving the boot from a Kurgan railway station after citizens decided that it is too unseemly for public display. The unsettling sculpture is titled "Cat on Suitcase" and it features (you guessed it) a cat on a suitcase.

The interesting thing is that this isn't just your average tomcat, but some sort of cat-fish hybrid, who for some reason has a pair of breasts? There's also a second, much smaller, but perfectly normal cat on the sculpture too. Like most great art, the sculpture leaves one with more questions than it can answer. Unfortunately, it will not be around long enough for us to figure them out. After citizens denounced the sculpture for its obscenity, the South Ural Railway Administration voted to dismantle the piece for good.

Oddly enough, this isn't Kurgan's first unusual statue installation to catch the public eye either. But Russia does love a good statue, so it's natural that a few more creative pieces here or there are going to fall into the mix.  

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