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Good!

I had never seen such a load of crap in all my life.
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Aw man, I was just getting ready to start my career as the great bubble wrap artist!
Now what am I going to do with 10 boxes of bubble wrap? Not to mention the body paint!
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Would this include the morons who put up 1000 bed sheets to flap in the wind?
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If there is a single truth about Magic, it is that nothing on earth so efficiently evades it.

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Make America Great Again! - Trump in 2020 ... "We're a capitalistic society. I go into business, I don't make it, I go bankrupt. They're not going to bail me out. I've been on welfare and food stamps. Did anyone help me? No." - Craig T. Nelson, actor.
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As for modern art, this takes the "cake". HA


http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/article399078.ece
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



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Art really sucks, doesn't it?
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Art is cool, nut jobs taking money and then putting out a joke as serious art just to see who bites isn't art. Hanging sheets in the wind, a garbage can with garbage in it, a urinal, are not art. While at it some of the famed beat poets were not poets.
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The history of art is it's own subject.
The marketplace of art is too.

there's a cute sci-fi story involving aliens and cow-pies which parodies that situation.
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Here's a hat tip to prankster Hugh Troy, who was ahead of his time in showing how the public's interest in art is truly generated.

Back in the 1950s, when Hugh was still a college student, there was a touring exhibit of Van Gogh's work that was going through his town, about which there was plenty of talk.

Hugh wanted to show up the supposedly high-brow tastes of the attendees, so he carved a fake ear out of chipped beef, cooking it and aging it to make it seem more realistic, and then smuggled it in to the exhibit in a beautiful cherry wood box lined with red velvet inside. There was even a plaque explaining that this was THE very ear that Van Gogh himself had cut off and sent to a prostitute.

The poor exhibitors were stuck. They knew it was fake, but word of it was getting more people to come see the exhibit, and they didn't want to kill the crowds. Naturally, the exhibitors made a big stink about the fraud once it had closed up, but never a peep while the crowds were paying.
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On 2009-05-20 17:44, MagicSanta wrote:
Art is cool, nut jobs taking money and then putting out a joke as serious art just to see who bites isn't art. Hanging sheets in the wind, a garbage can with garbage in it, A URINAL, are not art. While at it some of the famed beat poets were not poets.

Everyone's opinion on art is valid, but some people's opinions on art are more interesting, coherent and worth listening to than others...
If you are referring to Fountain by Marcel Duchamp then I must submit that you, sir, do not know what you're talking about... Do you realize that that particular piece has been called "THE most influential piece of the 20th century" by many respected art critics?

Some beat poets were not poets? Then what were they?
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They were morons. By brother was an artist (did a lot of those hand outs for the concerts back in the day) and I was subjected to these idiots that thought they were artist and poets. Have you read the stuff they put out? I remember one called Bacon or something and the poem was 'sizzzzzle'. Wow...brilliance, I also like the blank ones after the title.

I recall being at my brothers office when he was an art director (he later had brain damage from an accident and ended up homeless, he's no longer living) and people would come in with their 'art' and it would be stuff like, and this is real, a scan of a David Bowie cassette cover reproduced 15 times. His favorite was a guy who came in and actually had one of my brothers pieces in his portfolio and claimed he did it!

I will submit to you, sir, that I have as much right to comment on art as any critic.
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I seem to remember a 60 Minutes piece where they had all these art experts judge a bunch of new art pieces. Only one was from an up and coming artist. The other pieces were either done by a four year old, a monkey, some random splashings, etc.

From what I remember the new artist either got no response or very little while the "experts" raved over the kid's drawings and the monkey's splashings.

Greg
One of my favorite quotes: "A critic is a legless man who teaches running."
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Nothing is easier than fooling an art critic. You can urinate in public and claim it is performance art.
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On 2009-05-21 17:56, MagicSanta wrote:
Nothing is easier than fooling an art critic. You can urinate in public and claim it is performance art.


There's goes my Urine The Money Miser's Dream routine. Smile

Oh, that's what I find funny about the art world... they fool themselves more often than magicians. They actually believe their own hype.

Greg
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As, seemingly, the only person who remembers Vaughn Abode and his art it indicates I am the authority.
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Vaughn Abode....

Any relation to Vaughn Bode, creator of Cheech Wizard?
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On 2009-05-21 15:47, MagicSanta wrote:
They were morons. By brother was an artist (did a lot of those hand outs for the concerts back in the day) and I was subjected to these idiots that thought they were artist and poets. Have you read the stuff they put out? I remember one called Bacon or something and the poem was 'sizzzzzle'. Wow...brilliance, I also like the blank ones after the title.

I recall being at my brothers office when he was an art director (he later had brain damage from an accident and ended up homeless, he's no longer living) and people would come in with their 'art' and it would be stuff like, and this is real, a scan of a David Bowie cassette cover reproduced 15 times. His favorite was a guy who came in and actually had one of my brothers pieces in his portfolio and claimed he did it!

I will submit to you, sir, that I have as much right to comment on art as any critic.


As I submitted that idea to you first, and at the risk of sounding facetious, perhaps there's not as much difference between your brother's artist friend and yourself.

Also, weren't you comment on things that, specifically, were NOT art?

That's a little joke, by the way, and has nothing to do with art...
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Huh?
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On 2009-05-21 17:13, Greg Arce wrote:
I seem to remember a 60 Minutes piece where they had all these art experts judge a bunch of new art pieces. Only one was from an up and coming artist. The other pieces were either done by a four year old, a monkey, some random splashings, etc.

From what I remember the new artist either got no response or very little while the "experts" raved over the kid's drawings and the monkey's splashings.

Greg


There was a "Murphy Brown" episode where Murphy, annoyed at two art critic's ravings over "impressionistic" art, actually sneaks a scribble by her son into the exhibit. One critic raves over it and the other dismisses it as "the scribblings of a two year old" thus actually taking the wind a little out of Murphy.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
"Catch your dreams before they slip away."
"Dying all the time, lose your dreams and you could lose your mind.
Ain't life unkind?"
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