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(The New York Times)   Two blue rectangles: $43.8 million. We are in the wrong farking line of work   (nytimes.com) divider line 110
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2013-05-15 01:15:27 PM
And what's up with rap music!?  That's just talking.  Anyone can do that!

Rappers just talk and they get women and money.  If you are not a famous rapper then I can only conclude that you are a gay communist.
 
2013-05-15 01:32:12 PM

give me doughnuts: All of those were just a series of pictures projected onto walls.


That's my point. Art became more distributed. The money then attracted the real artistic talent, leaving galleries hunting around for something to do. And what filled them was ridiculous shiat that will be turned into firewood long before people stop watching Citizen Kane.
 
2013-05-15 01:34:52 PM

Sybarite: EvilEgg: DamnYankees: EvilEgg: Well, I could now.

So do it. If you have the ability to do something which would get you tens of millions of dollars, do it, or stop complaining.

I'm better at complaining, much more practice.  I don't think I could sell my complaining for $44Mil.


I consider myself a bit of a speculator, and I'd like to start off bidding for your complaining at a quarter of a million.


That stinks.
 
2013-05-15 01:37:32 PM

hamiltonjdavid: Well, at least the artist is a household name. Well, in Canada at least. Due to this somewhat infamous work:

[www2.macleans.ca image 277x400]


Is it the vignetting in the image that makes it awesome, because I can put an APS-C lens on a full frame camera and make a fortune.
 
2013-05-15 01:38:28 PM

farkeruk: give me doughnuts: All of those were just a series of pictures projected onto walls.

That's my point. Art became more distributed. The money then attracted the real artistic talent, leaving galleries hunting around for something to do. And what filled them was ridiculous shiat that will be turned into firewood long before people stop watching Citizen Kane.


well then don't spend $44 million on something you don't like.
 
2013-05-15 01:39:09 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: "Art is anything you can get away with."  ~  Andy Warhol


Darn it, I just looked it up and it turns out Andy stole it from Marshall McLuhan.  Oh well, still applies.
 
2013-05-15 01:42:49 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Art is anything you can get away with."  ~  Andy Warhol

Darn it, I just looked it up and it turns out Andy stole it from Marshall McLuhan.  Oh well, still applies.


Good artists copy, great artists steal.
 
2013-05-15 01:45:39 PM

billybobtoo: Reinhart makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Reinhart creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

His works doesn't reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.


http://www.500letters.org/form_15.php
 
2013-05-15 01:47:28 PM

Rude Turnip: xoxo: Meh, it's no Rothko.

What do you get when you stick a paintbrush in a dog's ass? Rothko.


I get a Rothko on my ass when I sit on a wet bench with white pants.

Where's the $$$$ for my masterpiece?
 
2013-05-15 01:51:05 PM
Do you have to pay for an access code in order to hang it?

Is there some sort of DLC that you have to buy in order to see the whole painting?

You can't sell this in this way! The original painter doesn't get any of this added value!

DRM! Copyright! Patent!
 
2013-05-15 01:51:45 PM
Nope, not two blue rectangles but a blue canvas with a white line in the middle. You can see that the line doesn't reach the top. This guy is just lazy.
 
2013-05-15 01:58:11 PM
Borrrrrring. They should borrow Jackson Pollock's monkey to scribble that mofo up a bit.
 
2013-05-15 02:01:07 PM

wjllope: To witness this painting is to submit one's self to a spiritual experience, which, through its transcendence of subject matter, approximates that of consciousness itself. It forces one to approach the limits of experience and awakens one to the awareness of one's own existence.


Nice!  I saw this on the wall of an art gallery.  How would you interpret this one?

www.fimp.net
 
2013-05-15 02:04:08 PM
img259.imageshack.us

Hawt like oven
 
2013-05-15 02:11:02 PM

Dragonflew: Nice! I saw this on the wall of an art gallery. How would you interpret this one?


The identifying placard initiates the process of defamiliarization that causes the observer to focus attention on the light switch itself.  The innovation here is that the identifying placard becomes an integral part of the piece by making the observer question the object.

As the device of the placard only lengthens perception of the light switch by a few moments, it is not great art.

/ formalism is not as conducive as observer-response critical methods to the spawning of BS unfortunately.
 
2013-05-15 02:13:25 PM
I like this one.
One rectangle goes one way and the other goes the other.
The stripe's saying, "Whaddya want from me?"
 
2013-05-15 02:31:32 PM

Dragonflew: wjllope: To witness this painting is to submit one's self to a spiritual experience, which, through its transcendence of subject matter, approximates that of consciousness itself. It forces one to approach the limits of experience and awakens one to the awareness of one's own existence.

Nice!  I saw this on the wall of an art gallery.  How would you interpret this one?

[www.fimp.net image 500x375]


An obvious attempt to break away from the burden of 1960s 'pure' formalism (art as an end in itself), Light Switch allowed Snyder to coalesce abstraction and content into a self-proclaimed investigation of globalism and identity. If the tension between the rigid virtuosity of architecture and the vibrant spontaneity of electrical current control devices constituted a possibly pertinent metaphor for the lively dissymmetry of powers between governments and people, the actual urban references were nevertheless, and to say the least, often a bit subsidiary, a pretext for opening Snyder's truly abstract aesthetics onto a circumstantial political awareness or a level of significance beyond old-fashioned Modernism.
 
2013-05-15 02:33:42 PM
Damn, art people are farking dumb.
 
2013-05-15 02:36:08 PM
www.nypost.com
probably more time spent doing this than the blue rectangles.
 
2013-05-15 02:36:40 PM

billybobtoo: Reinhart makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Reinhart creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

His works doesn't reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.


I like the Bea Arthur painting better.
 
2013-05-15 02:38:24 PM
i1168.photobucket.com
http://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC_logos#1976.E2.80.931979
By 1975, NBC's visual trademark was updated as an abstract N was introduced, consisting of two trapezoids, one red, one blue.  The design was bold, bright and contemporary. On the January 10, 1976 telecast of Saturday Night Live, Weekend Update host Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner mocked the new logo and its $1 million design cost (at the end of Chase's comments, Radner appeared as the "Dancing 'N'", with an NBC logo-shaped costume covering her head and upper torso)
 
2013-05-15 02:40:51 PM

PsyLord: [www.nypost.com image 214x215]
probably more time spent doing this than the blue rectangles.


So?

Reminds me in college I had a project due and I started the night before. My friend did a gouache painting that took him over three weeks. We both got As. He was super pissed. I learned a great lesson that day.

Time spent doesn't mean sh*t.
 
2013-05-15 02:45:48 PM
Tell it like it is, Mark Knopfler.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wefT_t2lHU
 
2013-05-15 02:46:00 PM
"mind the crap"
 
2013-05-15 03:07:45 PM
The emperor is naked.

Modern art is a fraud.
 
2013-05-15 03:10:12 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-05-15 03:10:12 PM

DamnYankees: It's art. a grotesque and empty display of vanity by someone  attempting to attain Social Proof to show off their wealth and status in comparison to others because they're an empty vessel of humanity.


 FTFY
 
2013-05-15 03:11:01 PM
Just get a green screen and digitally project any painting you want.

/Lucas
 
2013-05-15 03:13:49 PM
t.qkme.me
 
2013-05-15 03:19:02 PM

busy chillin': PsyLord: [www.nypost.com image 214x215]
probably more time spent doing this than the blue rectangles.

So?

Reminds me in college I had a project due and I started the night before. My friend did a gouache painting that took him over three weeks. We both got As. He was super pissed. I learned a great lesson that day.

Time spent doesn't mean sh*t.


It's the same in the music biz...the song that takes 5 minutes to write is the one that's a hit.

I mean, look at Vanilla Ice.  He spent mass quantities of time on Play That Funky Music, and irony of all ironies Ice Ice Baby turned out to be the smash hit.
 
2013-05-15 04:25:30 PM

Pants full of macaroni!!: Pants full of macaroni!!: "Art is anything you can get away with."  ~  Andy Warhol

Darn it, I just looked it up and it turns out Andy stole it from Marshall McLuhan.  Oh well, still applies.


You can't copyright a joke
 
2013-05-15 04:45:53 PM
www.27bslash6.com
 
2013-05-15 04:47:16 PM
Darn it!  Wrong one!

www.27bslash6.com
 
2013-05-15 05:08:09 PM
Why is Mayhem standing next to the painting?  Is that part of the exhibit?
 
2013-05-15 05:10:39 PM
He should be hung in the Louvre.
 
2013-05-15 05:14:49 PM
That "art" is weak and unsophisticated. Good marketing drove an idiot to waste a fortune on it. Good on the marketers.
 
2013-05-15 05:22:46 PM
I like Lando Kardashian's execution:
pbs.twimg.com
 
2013-05-15 05:35:40 PM

give me doughnuts: farkeruk: All tosh.

The idea that art on walls mattered as a contemporary artform once The Battleship Potemkin, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, La Regle Du Jeu, Citizen Kane, Vertigo and 2001 had been made is laughable.


All of those were just a series of pictures projected onto walls.


Whoa. Mind. Blown.
 
2013-05-15 05:45:07 PM

billybobtoo: Reinhart makes paintings and conceptual artworks. By emphasising aesthetics, Reinhart creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.

His paintings sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By applying abstraction, he makes work that generates diverse meanings. Associations and meanings collide. Space becomes time and language becomes image.

His works doesn't reference recognisable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, he seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.

His works question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.


Its Rabo Karabekian's unwavering band of light
 
2013-05-15 06:10:35 PM
That is an extremely pleasing shade of blue.
 
2013-05-15 07:12:02 PM
Stupid. That painting is as bad as O'Keeffe.
 
2013-05-15 07:12:46 PM

DamnYankees: EvilEgg: Well, I could now.

So do it. If you have the ability to do something which would get you tens of millions of dollars, do it, or stop complaining.


You look at that as an expression of ability? Awesome.  Tell me, what is the technique on display here?  Other than the 'tossing shait and seeing if it sticks' technique?
 
2013-05-15 07:15:35 PM
Is that painting painted with dye made from pulverized blue kryptonite?
 
2013-05-15 07:28:26 PM

Madbassist1: That's some world class bullshiat, right there. I can see the paradigm that it is being set here and am tracking the modal shift that is coming. Also, siloing.


You don't sound very granular.
 
2013-05-15 08:42:01 PM
Better investment than government bonds.
 
2013-05-15 09:11:52 PM

tortilla burger: When you have a lot of money you're rich. But you're not really wealthy until you start to drop ridiculous amounts of cash on stupid shiat like this. Just because you can.


That is what is amusing.  As you say, people buy these things at ridiculous prices because...they can, they have no qualms about it, most even admit they don't "get it" but it looks nice.   "Hey, look, i have so much money, I just dropped 89 million on this piece of shiat. Sure, it's pretty, I like blue, I could have paid some schlub to paint my wall blue for 6 bucks and hour, but what would that say about me?  No, I chose to flaunt my deep pockets and acquire this piece for a measly 89 million.  To most people that's a lot, but to me, it's a cheap wall decoration. "
/whatever the #was

Nothing inherently wrong there.  We all have our different things we're proud of, they deserve some respect even if their display is ostentatious.  Better people?  No, but that's a study in humanity that's beside the point.

But the artists and art community, they're what I find amusing.  They take validation in that.  "Hey look, my work is worth millions!"

Of that crowd are two types.  One side is akin to scientology that is knowingly bilking the rich for every penny they can, so that eventually they can buy junk in the same fashion.  The other side is the one's that actually believe in the BS that first type is spewing.  "Excellent composition, so meaningful, emotionally stirring..."  It's almost like a pseudo-religion, and hence, more akin to scientology than most people would recognize on the surface.

Hucksters using the creative but gullible and really milking the people who had sack enough to become successful to the point where their flaws don't matter and literally everything is affordable, so akin to any prophet/priest/bishop/etc and their flock, taking money from the very wealthy, even forming some control over society(in this case, the ability to dictate what artists will and won't make it, and therefore establishing a permanency of their social role, similar to organized crime / the RIAA).
 
2013-05-15 09:38:52 PM

ExpressPork: "I could have painted that"
"You could have, but you didn't"

I don't remember what this is from but it seems to be relevant to this story.


Skinny Legs and All (Tom Robbins) had an exchange to the effect of:

"My ten year old kid could have painted that."
"Yeah, but they didn't."
 
2013-05-15 10:09:05 PM

deaccessioned: ExpressPork: "I could have painted that"
"You could have, but you didn't"

I don't remember what this is from but it seems to be relevant to this story.

Skinny Legs and All (Tom Robbins) had an exchange to the effect of:

"My ten year old kid could have painted that."
"Yeah, but they didn't."


Ten year olds routinely paint things exactly like that. Or things that are entirely more interesting and worthwhile.

Ten year olds can, and do, paint that. What ten year old cannot do, is sell that. A heap of human shiat could probably sell at auction for a few million bucks if enough people joined in the delusion that it was artistic. And how do you get the delusion? You market yourself, the "arteest" to a bunch of dumb rich people, who buy your crap for obscene price tags, until they're literally buying your crap.

The 'art' itself is utter garbage. Literally, in some cases. There was an outrage recently when a janitor threw out a several million dollar exhibit at some gallery, consisting of a pile of garbage. Sorry, "found objects". He saw garbage, he threw it out. Creating it is not difficult, getting dumbasses to buy it is.
 
2013-05-15 10:32:38 PM
You Philistines just don't see how the work conveys the artist's feelings about the tragic human condition.
 
2013-05-15 11:16:35 PM

Primitive Screwhead: I like this one.
One rectangle goes one way and the other goes the other.
The stripe's saying, "Whaddya want from me?"


www.goodfellaspainting.com

You know art better than anyone in this thread.
 
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