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2013-08-28 07:54:03 PM  
Yeah, that's cool, but can you fark on it?
 
NFA
2013-08-28 08:45:31 PM  
There's no way my dog could sleep all day on that!
 
2013-08-28 09:06:48 PM  
FTFA, mostly through conservation of angular momentum.
 
2013-08-28 09:29:48 PM  
It's Sofa King amazing!
 
2013-08-28 09:43:19 PM  
It's a metaphor, Tonski said, for human relationships and the things we build to support them.

That's deep, dude. Could you pass that joint?

The full range of human interactions can be found on sofas

No, I get it. But you're bogarting----

Sofas are these ubiquitous, often very humble things built by man to facilitate social---

PUFF PUFF GIVE, MOTHERFARKER!
 
2013-08-28 09:54:29 PM  
sculp·tureˈskəlpCHər/
noun
1. Something you bump into when you stand back to look at a painting.
 
2013-08-28 10:38:53 PM  
You can't explain that
 
2013-08-28 10:41:01 PM  
Someone needs to hold that dude down and get his ass to a barber.
 
2013-08-28 10:46:37 PM  

Mugato: It's a metaphor, Tonski said, for human relationships and the things we build to support them.

That's deep, dude. Could you pass that joint?

The full range of human interactions can be found on sofas

No, I get it. But you're bogarting----

Sofas are these ubiquitous, often very humble things built by man to facilitate social---

PUFF PUFF GIVE, MOTHERFARKER!


I just heard 'douch, pompous, douch, unemployed, douch, pompous, trust fund'
/went to art school, I am sure that is what he said
 
2013-08-28 11:04:58 PM  

Mugato: It's a metaphor, Tonski said, for human relationships and the things we build to support them.

That's deep, dude. Could you pass that joint?

The full range of human interactions can be found on sofas

No, I get it. But you're bogarting----

Sofas are these ubiquitous, often very humble things built by man to facilitate social---

PUFF PUFF GIVE, MOTHERFARKER!


Thank you I'm glad I'm not the only one who was thinking that was a load of bullsh*t.
 
2013-08-28 11:22:15 PM  
Technically cool.

Turning it into modern performance art piece and talking about relationships and whatnot, made it completely uncool.

If you need to explain the deeper meaning, there is none and you're just trying too hard.
 
2013-08-28 11:24:16 PM  
It's a cool sculpture but I'd hate for that guy to write a dictionary.

Car: Device made to facilitate teenage sex.
Spoon: Device made to throw food.
Axe: Device made to make men look rugged and manly.
 
2013-08-28 11:29:29 PM  
I guess that makes it easier to vacuum under there.
 
2013-08-28 11:34:36 PM  

FrancoFile: FTFA, mostly through conservation of angular momentum.


You speak wizarding words. Burn him.
 
2013-08-28 11:41:11 PM  
Finally,

a sofa for my Weebles!!!
 
2013-08-29 12:33:35 AM  
MMMmm, the ArtHate is strong on Fark today.

I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.

Folks is stupid. So is ArtHate.
 
2013-08-29 12:37:58 AM  
That man has skyrocketed to the top of the list of pretentious people I want to slap.
 
2013-08-29 01:33:39 AM  

SpeedyBB: I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.


I created a work of art that flew right over your head.  It's called an airplane.  Except it's a deeper exploration of the waste that humanity represents.  The plane looks like a penis, and passengers sit inside it, like the urethra.  Thus, humans are pee.
 
2013-08-29 02:05:15 AM  

SpeedyBB: MMMmm, the ArtHate is strong on Fark today.

I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.

Folks is stupid. So is ArtHate.


S=MC²

/where S = Snark, and MC = Multiple Clickies
//clicks = money
///Master love Larry... Master FEED Larry
////yeah... obscure?
 
2013-08-29 02:45:55 AM  

Mugato: Sofas are these ubiquitous, often very humble things built by man to facilitate social---

PUFF PUFF GIVE, MOTHERFARKER!


It's what's pretty much expected in art school these days: one work and a hundred pages explaining it, along with an artist's statement putting everything into greater context.

A friend of mine went to art school, worked in a ceramics workshop for a couple years and loves making things. She ended up getting her masters from Pratt in industrial design JUST should she could avoid all the creative writing projects which go along with contemporary art.  She still gets to make stuff, but now she doesn't have to explain it beyond its function.
 
2013-08-29 03:14:15 AM  
That would have been much more awesomer with no talking.
 
2013-08-29 07:55:38 AM  

SpeedyBB: MMMmm, the ArtHate is strong on Fark today.

I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.

Folks is stupid. So is ArtHate.





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2013-08-29 12:51:28 PM  
Lordamercy, people, calm your tits. If he'd just balanced that sofa up there on one leg without any kind of statement you'd be freaking out about elitist artists who expect Real Americans to understand their highfalutin' ideas when normal people are busy working for a living.

He didn't write a novel, it was a few simple sentences about the piece. You read about it in an online article, which tends to include such things as part of the whole "information" thing. Get over yourselves.
 
2013-08-29 12:59:54 PM  

SpeedyBB: MMMmm, the ArtHate is strong on Fark today.

I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.


Arguably, art is in the eye of the beholder. If the viewer can't figure out "what it means" or "what it might mean", then the artist has failed to convey the message. He figured out how to balance a couch and then decided what it would mean.
 
2013-08-29 01:13:33 PM  

RobotSpider: SpeedyBB: MMMmm, the ArtHate is strong on Fark today.

I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.

Arguably, art is in the eye of the beholder. If the viewer can't figure out "what it means" or "what it might mean", then the artist has failed to convey the message. He figured out how to balance a couch and then decided what it would mean.


This, in addition:

Most art universally accepted as "good" or "valued" doesn't have a deeper meaning. It is either beautiful(or otherwise appealing) or/and historical(ie, the more obvious "meaning").  Now, there is always "value" of objects in a given circle of people, just like the first cavemen arguing over who got to carry the shiny rock, but that is not art, that is social status, much like any given fad, is is not permanent and has no lasting value outside of a small part of the populace.
 
2013-08-29 02:48:13 PM  
Is that where they filmed The Money Pit?
 
2013-08-29 03:25:02 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: SpeedyBB: MMMmm, the ArtHate is strong on Fark today.

I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.

Folks is stupid. So is ArtHate.

S=MC²

/where S = Snark, and MC = Multiple Clickies
//clicks = money
///Master love Larry... Master FEED Larry
////yeah... obscure?


Wizards obscure? I certianly hope not.
 
2013-08-30 09:06:12 AM  

JustFish: MaudlinMutantMollusk: SpeedyBB: MMMmm, the ArtHate is strong on Fark today.

I agree to an extent about the superfluousness of explaining the meaning of the work (ex plan = make flat) but having created a number of artworks that flew right over the heads of reputedly intelligent and alert viewers I can see why he might feel the need to do it.

Folks is stupid. So is ArtHate.

S=MC²

/where S = Snark, and MC = Multiple Clickies
//clicks = money
///Master love Larry... Master FEED Larry
////yeah... obscure?

Wizards obscure? I certianly hope not.


So, I, as the registered resident snark am entitled to compensation based on the total number of internet clicks? Is that per article, or just numbers of clicks daily?

Will arrange Paypal account with FARK.

/inspired by Brit with the toll collecting phone number
//wizards first rule: never run from anything immortal
///you might attract its' attention
 
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