spesimen: mjbok: Someone brought up sports as a possible parallel for being overpaid. While I think that athletes ARE overpaid my judgment on such things comes down to this: could I do it?Can I paint a picture like the Mona Lisa? No. Can I throw a bunch of paint at a blank canvas? Yes. Can I make a single dot on a blank canvas? Yes. Can I piss in a jar, throw in a dollar bill and seal it? Yes. Those are all things I can do repeatedly with out much difficulty.the trick is not to pee in a jar... it's to be the first guy to think of doing it.the fact that people are still talking about it thirty years later, even people such as yourself who may not really like modern or contemporary art, is proof that he was onto something, no?if you try and sell your own pee jars you may find some interested parties but there's a reason why 'piss christ' has a wikipedia page and you will be lucky to get some play on craigslist maybe.a lot of folks just think 'art' means nothing but pretty pictures, and hey, they can convince themselves they are right, and the art world won't really care anyway.... just like geologists don't really trouble themselves with the idea that the earth is 6000 years old even though some folks on the internet will swear up and down it's the case and they know better.
Monkeyfark Ridiculous: That's a lot of sneering for someone who doesn't know what he's talking about. 'Piss Christ' isn't a jar of pee. It is a photograph, and creating/recreating it would in fact require the sort of technical ability that mjbok was saying he valued.
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spesimen: the trick is not to pee in a jar... it's to be the first guy to think of doing it.the fact that people are still talking about it thirty years later, even people such as yourself who may not really like modern or contemporary art, is proof that he was onto something, no?
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