huh. figures. some people work on art for months and dont get recognition.
That's true, I suppose. I don't know... sems like a ridiculous price.
mmmmmmmmmmmhmmmm picks up half eatten chocolate and smashs it with a hammer then takes dog hair and puts it on it
there/..... I made a mess =p
It's definitely a racket.
But you know what's not?
Totally made my night. thank you.
Your Father reads my LJ? *blink*
"I like to call this "Toast"." *Waves ordinary toast in hand*
"But...that's just a piece of toast, sir!"
"Ah! But his is not just any piece of toast...it is THE piece of toast! Starting bids...26,000?"
Will you draw something in cheez whiz with it:?
That's expensive kindling.
I once found a lady bug in a sandwich.
Modern art. Yeah. Eye of the beholder and all that jazz, I suppose.
Makes me think of that movie coming out, "Art School Confidential" and how I might want to see that.
Silly (con?)artists. Why didn't I think of that first?
Funnification is a fun word! Almost as fun as fornication. ;)
-- And ooh! I've not heard of this film. Sounds good though!
WHOA and I've been sitting here trying to do legitimate art all along, I shoulda gona avante garde long ago.
I like your legitimate art. :)
See, it's a comment on how commercialized, commodified, hopped-up-on-coffee culture has encroached upon our natural states. The ladybug represents nature, as does the wood. But the ladybug is dead, and the wood is probably commercially produced. It's called "Untitled" because the omnipresence of commodification (further perpetuated by the piece's very purchase, thus continuing the art through the auction, but rendering the commodification for a cause of the artist's choice and regaining a small amount of agency over his art) deprives the artist of his faculty of expression. Wikipedia tells me Tom Friedman is a highly trained sculptor.
Wow, I come off as really pretentious here. I was in Portland, checking out the Art Museum with a friend. There was this piece that looked like a bunch of cardboard box parts stuck together and scribbled on. My friend discounted it, but I took a closer look and pointed out to him that the appearance of the boxes was actually painted onto blank wood. Art is not dead. It's just repressed and mundane.
PS-where do you come up with these kinds of prompts?
Very interesting. *nod* I wonder what his sculptures are like? I'm going to do some wilkipedia searching myself.
And gosh.. everywhere. lol. ;) I find little facts here and there, think of questions now and then, find quotes, jokes, google image search for cool pictures. Really, all over the place. Just to keep things spiced up. ;)
I don't know if I'm perplexed, shocked, annoyed, or amused.
there is only one phrase that will suffice:
it would be nice to be able to see the visual art before making an opinion about it. you could say that a bunch of paintings are "just this girl sitting there" or that a bunch of famous buildings are "just walls and rows of windows."
there's a whole history of why things come together into 'art' the way they do. there's also art that doesn't feature any recognizable objects -- it's just about seeing what can be done with the medium that had traditionally been used as/for art.
this might be a piece of crap, but we really wouldn't know one way or the other.
This is true. I'll see if I can find it through google. I got this little bit of info from one of those bathroom readers.
I just can't believe how much money it went for.
lol. You did that back in 98?