Iron Man Made of Urine Wins $13.5K Prize

Wong Tin Cheung takes home $13,500 for rancid masterpiece

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 19, 2012 2:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – When Wong Tin Cheung started peeing blood, he was inspired, and not in the time-to-go-to-the-hospital kind of way: A big Marvel comics fan, Wong realized that by combining the red urine with the normal yellow-hued sort, he could create a portrait of Iron Man, the unfortunately nicknamed Golden Avenger. The resulting masterpiece won the Taiwanese grad student top honors in a major competition from the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Bleeding Cool reports, and with it $13,500.

Wong spent two months looking for a toilet bowl with the same shape as Iron Man's noggin, according to MIC Gadget. Though the final piece is titled "Blood Urine Man," Wong wound up using edible pigment to get the colors just right, along with a bit of saliva for the foamy white parts. Nor has he stopped at Iron Man: Wong has created several other urine superheroes, including one entirely black homage to Batman.

This image, taken from a YouTube video about Wong Tin Cheung's project, shows Blood Urine Man in its toilet bowl.
This image, taken from a YouTube video about Wong Tin Cheung's project, shows "Blood Urine Man" in its toilet bowl.   (YouTube)
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