David Lynch's Banned Bovine

ByABC News
September 13, 2000, 4:12 PM

Sept. 13, 2000 — -- The streets of New York City must know every depravity on earth, but they wont ever see David Lynchs decapitated cow.

Youd think New Yorkers could handle a gruesome statue from one of the countrys darkest directors. After all, folks here still joke about the classic New York Post headline, Headless Man Found in Topless Bar.

What danger could Lynchs topless cow be in this environment? They told me that I could do anything I liked so long as it wasnt sexually explicit or X-rated, Lynch told The Wolf Files. So I built my cow. I had a great time doing it.

The fiberglass heifer is quite a sight. Its severed head rests on bloody, gorged-out shoulders. Forks and knives have been stabbed into the rump. And scrawled across the side are the words: Eat My Fear.

Lynchs statue was supposed to take its place on the streets of New York City this summer as part of the CowParade a traveling event that encourages local artists to decorate model cows for public viewing. Similar event have taken place around the country.