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The Stupid, Insane, Fake World of Art
Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon

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Posted By:Drive, 10/11/2018 6:27:30 AM

Recently I read a post on the Drudge Report that an auction house was forced to admit it got "Banksy-ed" after a piece by the mysterious artist shredded itself after it sold for £1million. Apparently the shredded work of art will now be worth twice as much. Insane, perhaps, but hardly surprising to me; as I had discovered to my dismay that the world of art had long ago been more consumed with marketability rather than genuine talent.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MainelySane, 10/11/2018 6:42:08 AM     (No. 11792768)

The most insane piece of art I´ve ever seen is in the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. It´s a painting about 5´x 5´ with a stainless steel frame (I think). The canvas is painted white. That´s it, unless there´s some detail that I missed.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: msts, 10/11/2018 6:54:03 AM     (No. 11792771)

Art is completely up to the individual to appreciate. Its why I don´t like funding from all to support it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Toledo, 10/11/2018 7:01:01 AM     (No. 11792772)

I remember an episode of Bosom Buddies where Tom Hanks goes to gallery and points out artsy painting calling it the flag of Japan

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Reply 4 - Posted by: abuela10, 10/11/2018 7:03:42 AM     (No. 11792775)

At least Banksy can draw. There were huge paintings at the Whitney Museum that were completely blank except for the color blue.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Sore Eye Assets, 10/11/2018 7:09:14 AM     (No. 11792780)

"A subtle yet forceful statement about artistic ambiguity and the inherent dreamlike quality of clever late night postings on Lucianne.com"

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Reply 6 - Posted by: plomke, 10/11/2018 7:14:17 AM     (No. 11792787)

Have to add in the word insouciant somewhere in there #5...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 10/11/2018 7:24:45 AM     (No. 11792793)

Seems to me the uglier the piece of art the more the experts say it is worth.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: gone2pot, 10/11/2018 7:38:53 AM     (No. 11792805)

As the Official Potter for the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy (yes, it´s THAT vast), having had a retail and wholesale pottery business for twenty years, I feel you dog. What I lack in talent (and I lack a LOT), I made up with chops, having thrown well over 150,000 pots from ´94-2007. The wholesale and retail and most of my equipment is gone now but I still throw for a very successful pottery near a national park. Once a year, I drive up there with my wheel, throw a thousand or more pots in a little over a week with their clay and drive back home. They fire, glaze and sell it as their own and that´s perfectly fine with me being their "canvas" maker. I´ve never really considered myself an artist though since I just make round stuff out of mud. However, I always considered the National Endowment for the Arts as welfare for artists.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Sore Eye Assets, 10/11/2018 7:40:47 AM     (No. 11792807)

Until now #6, I was insouciant about insouciant, however I shall endeavor to be less insouciant about insouciant in the future.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 10/11/2018 7:43:26 AM     (No. 11792812)

I stumbled upon “Art School Confidential” on tv a couple days ago. The article really reminded me of that movie. I thought I would hate the movie, but it basically makes fun of all the stupidity in the art world. We all know this, but the world of art is full of nuts and flakes... dimocrats.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cindiana, 10/11/2018 8:09:44 AM     (No. 11792841)

At least it didn´t involve urine or elephant dung.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MainelySane, 10/11/2018 8:21:35 AM     (No. 11792847)

I had to look up insouciant... and, of course, I want to be that too. It´s easier to go through life that way and, for sure, Matthew 6:25-34.

I am reminded of this exchange between Voltaire and Frederick the Great (BFF!):

Frederick sent this:
P a ci
venez sans

Voltaire answered:

G a

I don´t know if this will come out correctly, but here is a link: https://tinyurl.com/come2dinner

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Reply 13 - Posted by: red1066, 10/11/2018 8:27:01 AM     (No. 11792853)

Every art museum has those blank one color pieces called art #1. Baltimore Museum of art had a coo coo clock that was exactly like one I have at home. Nothing expensive or fancy. When I went to correct the time on it, (a force of habit at home), The guard yelled at me for touching the art. I yelled back at him that this isn´t art. Art was in the next room painted by people who had talent. Some of those paintings were so life like, one would think it was a photograph. Now that´s art which took talent to produce.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: abuela10, 10/11/2018 8:27:48 AM     (No. 11792854)

Those slides of Seymour Kaftan´s are so important no wonder they were ignored by the idiotic elites of the art world.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Clinger, 10/11/2018 8:46:19 AM     (No. 11792869)

There are a lot of parallels to other things going on in our culture.

Anything can be passed off as art as long as elitists proclaim it so and are capable of convincing you that it´s due to your lack of sophistication if you happen to disagree. So all the heads bobb to the tune of oos and aha´s while invisible thought bubbles express "I can´t believe this garbage is art what´s wrong with me I hope I can pull this off."



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Reply 16 - Posted by: janjan, 10/11/2018 9:07:23 AM     (No. 11792892)

Like most things in our society, the moment the liberals get involved they become disgusting.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nekochan, 10/11/2018 9:28:51 AM     (No. 11792915)



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Reply 18 - Posted by: nekochan, 10/11/2018 9:33:21 AM     (No. 11792922)

to postperson #12. from one artist of many sorts to another: you said a mouthful and i will cherish your comment possibly forever.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: nvr4get911, 10/11/2018 9:52:13 AM     (No. 11792952)

Just checked Alicia´s webpage mentioned in article. Found her gallery and you won´t believe where that painting of The Tree is now.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: PlayItAgain, 10/11/2018 9:57:45 AM     (No. 11792962)

Take a virtual romp through "The Museum of Bad Art" when you get a few moments.

Just Google it.

Grab an adult beverage and prepare for some laughs. As usual, it´s the commentary that makes the show.

I have to give props to the people who made this all happen.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 10/11/2018 10:05:47 AM     (No. 11792975)

So now a shredded painting is worth twice what it originally sold for? Wonder how soon artists will go to galleries where their
´art´ is for sale and slash their paintings.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: chumley, 10/11/2018 10:09:45 AM     (No. 11792979)

#8 sounds like an artist to me. Taking something mundane and making something beautiful out of it; something that people value and display, is a great thing. Even better if they are willing to pay for them. At this moment #8 might be in thousands of living rooms in a place of honor.

I had a friend twenty years ago who was an Indian trying to learn about her roots. She started making pottery and gave me a few of the practice ones. They are among my most cherished possessions.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: jimjr, 10/11/2018 10:40:42 AM     (No. 11793045)

From Preger U - Why is Modern Art do Bad?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNI07egoefc

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 10/11/2018 10:49:02 AM     (No. 11793060)

There are some pretty bizarre things called art out there but the deep thinkers and elites promote it to the point of ridicules.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: JimBob, 10/11/2018 11:32:56 AM     (No. 11793119)

Looks to me like a bunch of people with more ´Dollars´ than ´Cents´.

I recall going to the Hirshorn museum of modern art (part of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC). One of the ´priceless art´ pieces was a bunch of short 2x4 pieces dumped in a pile. I have seen the same thing at construction sites, it was called the ´drops´ pile. Every now and then, the pile would be picked up and put in the dumpster.

I agree that ´art´ should not be funded with money, taken under threat of imprisonment, from working people.

Let the rich people fund it.
If the ´artists´ can sucker the stupid rich into paying ridiculous amounts of cash for stuff that is basically trash, then that´s their business.
BUT-when some ´executive director´ of some ´nonprofit´ wastes Taxpayer money to buy this trash, then it´s OUR business!

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Reply 26 - Posted by: dvc, 10/11/2018 12:11:11 PM     (No. 11793166)

I got a grin out of this piece.

I have done a good bit of engineering consulting work with a couple of major art museums, solving problems with large outdoor pieces, ancient Egyptian and Greek art and modern pieces.

Art conservation is a funny, interesting world. But, some of the modern art is pretty ridiculous, too. I´d far and away work on an ancient piece like a marble sculpture than a modern large outdoor piece, which is often not particularly talented (IMO) but is badly constructed, falling apart, and very difficult to rebuild and stabilize in a sound engineering manner while retaining the appearance the artist intended.



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Reply 27 - Posted by: qwerty, 10/11/2018 12:21:11 PM     (No. 11793187)

I recall the story of "THE KINGS NEW CLOTHES"
Seems the "smart" people are the only ones who "know" what art is.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 10/11/2018 12:26:41 PM     (No. 11793199)

I´m not sure people have actually read entire article. I thought the part about the holocaust survivor was fascinating as was scrolling through Alicia´s gallery.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Penney, 10/11/2018 12:35:58 PM     (No. 11793213)

Today´s art critics seem to praise works depicting chaos rather than beauty. They love, ´splashes & dashes,´ rather than tranquility and God´s awesome creation throughout the natural world. The huge metallic stick, ´tinker-toy,´ sculptures placed in public places, around airports & etc. do not inspire, but annoy. The artsy in-crowd must view the world through a very skewed prism.

Better to check out the beauty of today´s Western Art which depicts realism and delights viewers with amazing beauty and isn´t a waste of time.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: HistoryBuff, 10/11/2018 3:49:11 PM     (No. 11793409)

The rise of "modern art" coincides with the rise of the acceptance of Freud. Deep meaning ascribed to nonsense.

I long ago decided that if I could do it, it wasn´t art. (I can dribble paint on a canvas.)

My definition of art is now this - If I want to look at it a second time, it has a good possibility that it is art.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: web, 10/11/2018 5:02:35 PM     (No. 11793469)

That was a polar bear in a whiteout blizzard, no doubt. I´ve known very talented artists who could draw a scene with photographic realism, yet never make it in the art world.

The world of art is not about talent or creativity. Probably more about who you know, or who you (bleep).

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Andrew McCabe is a national disgrace. He was part of the most corrupt and most partisan leadership team in FBI history and was fired for being dishonest under oath. And yet, America owes him a big thank-you. McCabe, you see, has reminded us once again that there really is a powerful deep state, and that there has not been a full accounting of rampant FBI misconduct during the presidential campaign of 2016. There is also still too much we don’t know about the role top aides to then-President Barack Obama and higher-ups in the Justice Department

Ocasio-Cortez’s boyfriend
granted House email account

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New York Post, by Marisa Schultz    Original Article
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WASHINGTON – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s relationship with boyfriend Riley Roberts is official. Roberts has been granted a government “house.gov” email address so he can access Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional calendar, the 29-year-old congresswoman confirmed Friday. Spouses of members of Congress are afforded privileges, such as a House email address, a congressional pin to bypass security and a House license plate to enter Capitol grounds and enjoy parking privileges, House aides say. While he’s not officially a spouse, Roberts can have access to House email for calendar purposes, according to the office of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House. “From time to


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