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some people have all the luck. [May. 6th, 2006|12:12 am]
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How to make a quick buck: First, get a cup of coffee in a styrofoam cup. Drink the coffee. Attachthe coffee-stained cup to a peice of wood. Find a dead ladybug. Attach that to the same peice of wood. Call the peice “Untitled” and enter it into a New York City art auction. That’s what modern artist Tom Friednman did in 1999. The winning bid: $29,900.
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[User Picture]From: hellakaty
2006-05-05 10:14 pm (UTC)
huh. figures. some people work on art for months and dont get recognition.
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[User Picture]From: hellakaty
2006-05-05 10:14 pm (UTC)
and first!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-05 10:26 pm (UTC)
That's true, I suppose. I don't know... sems like a ridiculous price.
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From: lostways
2006-05-05 10:25 pm (UTC)
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
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-05 10:28 pm (UTC)
well done. ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-05 10:28 pm (UTC)
It's definitely a racket.

But you know what's not?

Your icon.

Totally made my night. thank you.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-05 10:29 pm (UTC)
Your Father reads my LJ? *blink*
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From: snoboarder7997
2006-05-05 10:50 pm (UTC)
"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?"
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-05 11:14 pm (UTC)
Nice. ;)

Will you draw something in cheez whiz with it:?
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[User Picture]From: saabisu
2006-05-05 10:55 pm (UTC)
That's expensive kindling.

I once found a lady bug in a sandwich.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-05 11:17 pm (UTC)
How did she taste?
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From: m_buggie
2006-05-05 11:54 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 10:31 am (UTC)
Funnification is a fun word! Almost as fun as fornication. ;)

-- And ooh! I've not heard of this film. Sounds good though!
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[User Picture]From: orangedust
2006-05-06 12:04 am (UTC)
WHOA and I've been sitting here trying to do legitimate art all along, I shoulda gona avante garde long ago.

- cal
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 10:32 am (UTC)
I like your legitimate art. :)
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[User Picture]From: bigtyper
2006-05-06 01:13 am (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 10:36 am (UTC)
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. ;)
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[User Picture]From: i_am_conformist
2006-05-06 03:56 am (UTC)
I don't know if I'm perplexed, shocked, annoyed, or amused.

there is only one phrase that will suffice:

wtf?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 10:37 am (UTC)
;)

I like your icon, btw!
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[User Picture]From: shmizla
2006-05-06 08:46 am (UTC)

hm

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.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 10:39 am (UTC)

Re: hm

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.
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From: oh___yes
2006-05-06 08:48 am (UTC)
absolutely ridiculous.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 10:39 am (UTC)
I just can't believe how much money it went for.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 10:40 am (UTC)
lol. You did that back in 98?
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-05-06 10:46 am (UTC)
that bitch! haha
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-05-06 11:02 am (UTC)
;)
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