just to play devil's advocate here: isn't total vacuity the point of his practice? his work feeds off of its own dissemination and celebrity status, such as his apparent decision to paint the most "popular" stills from the videos in this show. or, to use another example, a few years ago one of his pieces made a cameo appearance on "gossip girl" - a show about extreme wealth and conspicuous consumption - which was followed by his "most wanted" series, which featured a painting of "gossip girl" star taylor momsen on a background of the chanel logo (also in that series: robert pattinson on louis vuitton, taylor swift on givenchy, etc). the fact that it's superficial and conceptually shallow fits with the subject: wealth generates wealth ad nauseum.
with that said, there are many things i'd rather look at than an eleven-foot-tall painting of lindsay lohan with some gaussian blur. it's fitting that this show is at gagosian; another weird meme for the super rich.
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