Lars Ulrich’s viral toilet from the same man who made a skeleton guitar
A toilet featuring Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich made a big splash splash in line.
And the creator behind it is none other than Prince Midnight, the metal musician and provocative from Florida who had previously gone viral when he made a guitar from a skeleton he claimed was that of his late uncle. .
Lars Ulrich’s toilet is just the latest physical art of Midnight, which performs unconventional gothic and black metal led by vibraphone and produces a range of unusual artwork. He released a Eponymous EP of his music last year, but Lars Ulrich’s toilet is part of his Hellmouth Plumbing Supply, a boutique bathroom outfitter and art company, he started out with toilet seat covers bearing the images of classic heavy metal album covers.
See more photos of Lars Ulrich toilets towards the bottom of this article.
Prince Midnight tells Loudwire about the toilet, “Make no mistake, I’m not the one throwing a blow at Lars. It’s my way, though unconventional, of honoring Lars Ulrich and Metallica. .I could have painted a picture or made a traditional sculpture, but no one would have even noticed that, and really, that’s not the kind of art and performance that I do. The first band I have ever loved was Metallica, the first record I became obsessed with, the first music I dived into, the concert I ever attended. “
He fashioned the toilet ornamentation using “a ton of natural clay from the art store to sculpt the body and legs,” he explains. “I used alginate to mold and cast my own hands and feet in resin. I saved the face sculpting for last, using Lars’ 80s photos. Then like the hands and the feet, I made a mold and cast it in resin. I ran steel rebar through the whole thing with fiberglass batting. My backyard was basically an auto body shop in the past two months. “
Midnight adds that “some might find the concept of making this toilet absurd, or even feel offended by the idea that it is presented as a work of art, but this is how every creative is. treated when exploring new creative spaces. “
Midnight maintains that the Lars Ulrich toilets are installed and fully functional. He says he’s going to move it “for public use“in Tampa, Florida, concert hall Brass mug on December 3 as part of what he calls an “art exhibition taking place in the bathroom during the [Prince Midnight] spectacle.”