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Yea, not really art, but nice try

January 19th, 2009 Posted in crappy art, WTF

This falls under the “Just because you say it’s art doesn’t make it so” category.

City Councilman Jack Benson said he began receiving calls on Tuesday from neighbors about items that included two mannequins heads atop the roof, mannequins buried in the yard with the top of the head showing and duct tape over the mouths, and a mannequin’s head atop the mailbox with a corncob shoved down the throat. There’s also a commode and a sink. The items are painted bright red.

Is this art? if you go by the modernists idea that “Whatever I say is art, is art” sure.  But by the real standard of art – yea, not so much.

Just because you slap paint on something and say “It’s my personal art” great.  But unless there is skill, talent and something that looks like more than just stuff waiting to be hauled to the dump – it ain’t art.

You want to see real art?  Go here

4 Responses to “Yea, not really art, but nice try”

  1. Ratso Rizzo Says:

    Well…Ms. Eberhard’s suff is okay. Definitely better than the mannikin thing, but a little mall-art-store for my tastes.

  2. Instinct Says:

    Then I would say that your knowledge of art is limited to the Sunday comics

  3. Ratso Rizzo Says:

    Sorry, NY Times has no comics. Just ridiculously-left-leaning editorials. Do any newspapers have comics anymore?

    I expressed an opinion. My opinion. The theater of ideas, dude.

  4. Instinct Says:

    Yea, opinions are like assholes – everyone has one, some just stink more than others.

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