My dog had sex with Tracey Emin and now he wants a gallery show, too.
painful,yes Why anyone would think these are "great" drawings only means two things you have never seen a great draftsman or content over rides all
QUALITY I really like this blog, now im not 1 for adding links in my replies but I feel this is a great exception, I read a story like this about graffiti artist Darren Cullen on http://www.hire-a-graffiti-artist.co.uk/ he also works with another bunch of graffiti artists called the Graffiti Kings.
From the description above it appears that Emin continues to produce trite,bad art which impresses "art critics". She regards Picasso as nothing more than a misogynist? Oh,please....it really is too embarrasing to think that a lightweight chancer like Emin is lauded by the New York art scene.
What makes presenting feminist causes different from others is that many times, people have a lot of exposure to the misinformation surrounding feminism, but rarely know any of the truths. There are also many conflicting feminist perspectives, so one must be more deliberate in explaining which position they advocate.
The Zentz piece had me slightly confused - the 'skip-it' was a toy designed for both boys and girls, so I'm forced to wonder if the toy had any significance relevant to the exhibit or her (supposedly) repressed youth.
It seems as if Polashenki's piece reinforced the unapolagetic 'equality and equality now' mantra of women's liberation second-wave feminism. The near-comatose positioning of the figure on the couch seems to say "Women are in such dire need of an immediate shift. Where we are now is quite literally killing us."
Miller's piece works on a different level. Miller takes the sexuality that has been imposed on her, and turns it back against the viewer. In a very third-wave feminist fashion, Miller wields her sexuality as if it were some sort of tool. By taking ownership of the societal female sexual standards and perversions that existed long before her, Miller manages to assert her control over them.
It's no accident that links can be seen between the two strongest pieces in the exhibit and two popular feminist movements. Great art comes from compelling ideas. The suffragettes didn't simply want the vote, they absolutely needed to have it. And as Einstein said, "True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the artist."
Dennis Hopper's photographs are notoriously hard to find (a situation that will presumably be remedied with the publication of this new book), but The Daily Beast has just about the most comprehensive slideshow of Hopper photographs available online:
The slideshow accompanying the show on the Tony Shafrazi Gallery website ain't bad either:
It's a shame that in so many cases art can be so separate from vision. The (over)development of natural beauty like this deserves to be examined in more ways than simply from an objective standpoint. We could very well be witnessing the end of purely organic aesthetics.
The art world needs at least a few people who can laugh at themselves. I look forward to finding out what this award show is all about.
Beautiful work! Glad Wendy White is getting some well deserved attention.
I Like how they gave alcohol to the people wearing the togas.
great article. that must've been really fun and exciting.
that's the bank of america building... in seattle
Seriously? Never heard of him. If that was a sweet candid pic of him and his bf staying in on a Friday night with some brews, maybe I'd feel a bit sadder, but, those pics ARE the art?
I guess I know nothing.
BTW Paddy used to actually have an artical in print in L. It wasn't much, only a quarter page if we were lucky. I didn't even agree with her opinion most of the time but I read it religiously just the same because at least she is out there doing it and there is slim to none on the underground art front these days. So this is the first time I've ever logged in to L online, because I keep waiting for her to come back to the mag and I doesn't look like it'll ever happen. Then this guy is front page?
Like I said... I guess I know nothing.
I do know this though. Drugs are baaad, mmmmmmm-kay?
Fight the good fight Paddy.
He's now a candidate for a Darwin Award.
"The end of the moneyed era in which attitude trumped ability" really only started during the second half of the 20th century. Those with money during the enlightenment may have been patrons of the arts but were above picking up a paintbrush or chisel in most cases. There is nothing wrong with rock star artists if there is some substance behind the work. The trouble is when having been born into a social class, is the determining factor in ones success. No one would be talking about Dash if he weren't from the family he was. I hope that this is the end to a sad and much to long chapter of an elite social class of little substance and bad decisions dominating the attention of the art world. You have to feel for the family and his daughter, yet you have to think of all of those that let his behavior continue, and even encouraged his destructive behavior. A Whitney Biennial, tons of great press, multiple gallery shows here and abroad, he was getting attention for who he was not the work, and I hope that this is the marker of the end of that era.
I feel like we've been waiting for "the end of the moneyed era in which attitude trumped ability" since the Enlightenment. i think we're stuck with rock star artists and artsy rock stars (which i don't think is such a bad thing, really), unless we revert to anonymous religious art.
I wonder if Dash's death will in retrospect serve as the marker of the end of a moneyed era in which attitude trumped ability.
Sad stuff. I think it's exciting when a biography contextualizes work in the way that Dash Snow's did-- even if I found that friggin' NY Mag article unbearable.
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