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2013-06-16 11:57:16 PM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-17 12:07:59 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com

Was hoping to see Arson Girl in there somewhere.
 
2013-06-17 12:14:57 AM  
"Benjamemes, aside from being a place of pure appreciation, is an opportunity to recontextualize these sensations as art objects and ultimately question why," she said.


Huh...I thought it was an easy way to capitalize on something elses popularity by pumping out low quality kitschy paintings of these meme's and then hawking generic prints of them for money.
 
2013-06-17 01:19:38 AM  
timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com  img1.etsystatic.com
 
2013-06-17 01:20:30 AM  
Like bland landscape artists, how nice it must be to have a growing set of subjects to derive "inspiration" from.
 
2013-06-17 01:21:10 AM  
If I had known that this kind of thing would pass for art I would have kept all that crap my kids brought home from school over the years.
 
2013-06-17 01:22:06 AM  
This guy charges money for this shiat?
 
2013-06-17 01:23:23 AM  
Wow...shiatty art is shiatty.
 
2013-06-17 01:24:45 AM  
The fact that it is shiatty art makes it all the more amusing to me.
 
2013-06-17 01:25:34 AM  
David MacDowell did the whole "internet meme inspiration" thing much better...

farm6.static.flickr.com
 
2013-06-17 01:25:50 AM  

Tellingthem: Huh...I thought it was an easy way to capitalize on something elses popularity by pumping out low quality kitschy paintings of these meme's and then hawking generic prints of them for money.


this

And I love memes. Heck, I even enjoyed the hasty scroll through that guy's tumblr. But it ain't clever or good or anything of value, really.
 
2013-06-17 01:28:01 AM  
img521.imageshack.us
 
2013-06-17 01:28:57 AM  
More David MaDowell awesomeness...

th02.deviantart.net
 
2013-06-17 01:30:52 AM  
That article was full of hipster doucheness
 
2013-06-17 01:34:09 AM  
Haters gotta hate.  I ordered me a grumpy cat!
 
2013-06-17 01:35:15 AM  

viscountalpha: The fact that it is shiatty art makes it all the more amusing to me.


I saw better art on the Venice Beach boardwalk and that's primarily just LSD-colored skulls.
 
2013-06-17 01:36:59 AM  
http://laurenkaelin.com/ and http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/in_book_montclair_20-somethi n g.html

media.nj.com

Plus this excerpt from the NJ.com article: Kaelin, a Smith College grad who majored in art history, was working as an intern at the New Museum in New York, and Fraioli's anthropology and political science degree from the University of Vermont well-equipped her for the high-stakes world of suburban babysitting.

So this is basically another bad art hipster project (they moved to Brooklyn too, to complete the hipster circle, difference is that it was their own money that they earned to move there), trying to make money on other people's ideas. Plus the fact that the article shows she and her friend made money by just doing a book on her parents who started texting her, makes me have no hope for humanity when someone can make a living doing a book about parents who are learning how to use their phones that they bought. My parents text me too, I am not going to call the media and scream, "It's a MIRACLE!"
 
2013-06-17 01:39:53 AM  
Looks like those old paint by numbers.
 
2013-06-17 01:42:15 AM  
www.myfacewhen.net
 
2013-06-17 01:46:18 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: http://laurenkaelin.com/ and http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/in_book_montclair_20-somethi n g.html



Plus this excerpt from the NJ.com article: Kaelin, a Smith College grad who majored in art history, was working as an intern at the New Museum in New York, and Fraioli's anthropology and political science degree from the University of Vermont well-equipped her for the high-stakes world of suburban babysitting.

So this is basically another bad art hipster project (they moved to Brooklyn too, to complete the hipster circle, difference is that it was their own money that they earned to move there), trying to make money on other people's ideas. Plus the fact that the article shows she and her friend made money by just doing a book on her parents who started texting her, makes me have no hope for humanity when someone can make a living doing a book about parents who are learning how to use their phones that they bought. My parents text me too, I am not going to call the media and scream, "It's a MIRACLE!"


They're earning a living doing what they love. Granted, what they love seems to be selling kitsch to rubes via the Internet, but still.
 
2013-06-17 01:48:39 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: trying to make money on other people's ideas.


Yeah...I hope they get sued.  Most of these things have copyrights when the images are applied to products for sale.  They have not been sufficiently altered from their original context to be sold like this.
 
2013-06-17 01:54:53 AM  

DrZiffle: [img521.imageshack.us image 800x638]


In written notation:

All art is a third hand interpretation of a second hand source.
 
2013-06-17 02:01:19 AM  
Meh. It's been done...

i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-17 02:02:33 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DarkSoulNoHope: http://laurenkaelin.com/ and http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/09/in_book_montclair_20-somethi n g.html

Plus this excerpt from the NJ.com article: Kaelin, a Smith College grad who majored in art history, was working as an intern at the New Museum in New York, and Fraioli's anthropology and political science degree from the University of Vermont well-equipped her for the high-stakes world of suburban babysitting.

So this is basically another bad art hipster project (they moved to Brooklyn too, to complete the hipster circle, difference is that it was their own money that they earned to move there), trying to make money on other people's ideas. Plus the fact that the article shows she and her friend made money by just doing a book on her parents who started texting her, makes me have no hope for humanity when someone can make a living doing a book about parents who are learning how to use their phones that they bought. My parents text me too, I am not going to call the media and scream, "It's a MIRACLE!"

They're earning a living doing what they love. Granted, what they love seems to be selling kitsch to rubes via the Internet, but still.


Well actually, I am reading the NJ article and it says they used the advance money from the book to move into their Brooklyn apartment, so technically they owe that to the publishing company until the book sales, so I was initially wrong about them using "their own money" to move into the apartment. The article also was made in 2011 (also claimed they were in negotiation for a sitcom, strangely enough, which seems to not have panned out), so I am curious if this art project (I checked the prices, $20 for a grumpy cat) is done to pay back the advance they got (I am curious how the book did) and/or pay for their continued Hipster lifestyle in Brooklyn. As SubBass says, it's not an original piece she's doing, she is copying existing art and selling it. (sounds like Hipster art to me!)
 
2013-06-17 02:13:43 AM  
Sam Spratt did it better:

4.bp.blogspot.com

[link to gallery]
 
2013-06-17 02:17:55 AM  
It beats flipping burgers if she can make a living doing it.
 
2013-06-17 02:19:19 AM  
"What makes a certain image so ripe for viral reproduction? Kaelin told Mashable that she's not sure of the answer - but in the meantime, she'll keep painting."

Translation: I copy popular things.
 
2013-06-17 02:27:12 AM  
came for grumpycat.. left satisfied
 
2013-06-17 02:42:28 AM  
Painter uses canvas and watercolors as his hermedium and internet memes as his inspiration
 
2013-06-17 02:51:50 AM  

Skyrmion: Sam Spratt did it better:

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 720x453]

[link to gallery]


That's kind of awesome. Also pretty disturbing.
 
2013-06-17 03:36:37 AM  
I wonder what her Fark handle is.
 
2013-06-17 03:46:15 AM  

SubBass49: DarkSoulNoHope: trying to make money on other people's ideas.

Yeah...I hope they get sued.  Most of these things have copyrights when the images are applied to products for sale.  They have not been sufficiently altered from their original context to be sold like this.


Parody, fair use, etc etc
 
2013-06-17 04:44:29 AM  

Altair: SubBass49: DarkSoulNoHope: trying to make money on other people's ideas.

Yeah...I hope they get sued.  Most of these things have copyrights when the images are applied to products for sale.  They have not been sufficiently altered from their original context to be sold like this.

Parody, fair use, etc etc


This doesn't appear to be a parody or anything falling under fair use.  It looks like some guy copying shiat and selling it.
 
2013-06-17 06:08:49 AM  
i41.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-17 06:15:30 AM  

20/20:


I'd get one for my foyer

/or the mantle
//classy
 
2013-06-17 06:15:54 AM  

Abacus9: I wonder what her Fark handle is.


Thresher by the look of things.

/meh.
 
2013-06-17 06:58:09 AM  
At the risk of being pedantic, you don't use watercolors with canvas. watercolor/paper. Oil paints/canvas.
 
2013-06-17 07:02:06 AM  
It's hard to be an artist with little talent and no imagination, however this proves that you can still try to do something.
 
2013-06-17 07:41:40 AM  

RassilonsExWife: At the risk of being pedantic, you don't use watercolors with canvas. watercolor/paper. Oil paints/canvas.


you have risked more than just being pedantic.
 
2013-06-17 08:41:43 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com

I lol'd
 
2013-06-17 08:43:50 AM  
www.troll.me
 
2013-06-17 08:45:39 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-06-17 09:07:44 AM  
That ain't watercolors. It's oils or acrylics. Reasonably painterly with a modicum of skill. Too bad it's wasted on that dreck.
 
2013-06-17 09:26:20 AM  
Someone needs to do the you-gonna-get-raped guy next.
 
2013-06-17 09:35:16 AM  
i.imgur.com
Time is always so 3 years ago...
 
2013-06-17 10:21:47 AM  
images.auctionworks.com
 
2013-06-17 10:26:49 AM  
I can do this, too. You take the image, put it into a (good) image editing software, and run it through the oil paint filter... or the sketch filter... or the pastel filter...

When do I get my money?
 
2013-06-17 11:06:18 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: I am curious how the ...


Are you sure?
 
2013-06-17 11:25:07 AM  
Painter uses canvas and watercolors as his medium and internet memes as his inspiration

Know how I can tell subby is male?

/can't believe I am the first to spot this
 
2013-06-17 11:33:54 AM  

Zombalupagus: Painter uses canvas and watercolors as his medium and internet memes as his inspiration

Know how I can tell subby the painter is male?

/can't believe I am the first to spot this


Fixed that for you.
 
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