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Art You Hate: Which famous artist DON'T you get? Which artists whose work you utterly hate?

 
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2011 12:30 am
@RexRed,
RexRed wrote:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Smile
Yes
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2011 12:33 am
@tsarstepan,
Thank u, Your Majesty
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 22 Mar, 2011 05:26 am
I have problems with bad comedy, I go to a friends house and they put on a comedy show and joke after joke I don't laugh or find funny and then suddenly one will get me to laugh. I then must just chalk it up that comedy is hit or miss most of the time. I can't stand loud laugh tracks at all. They totally distract me from even hearing the joke. I get this impression that America (and other places) is laughing constantly while there is so much suffering in the world. And jokes that belittle people, races, sexes etc not only are not funny to me they are insulting. I like to smile, laugh and be happy but my heart does not permit me to become crude. Maybe it is being the focus of a joke too many times wises one up to bad and distasteful humor.
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JLNobody
 
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Reply Sun 3 Apr, 2011 09:33 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I certainly agree that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but so is ugliness!
Another one: The road to Hell is paid with good intentions, but so is the way to Heaven.
JLNobody
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 04:10 pm
@JLNobody,
As some of you already know, I have very little appreciation for the work of Andy Warhol. So I'm amazed (shows my naivete) that his work has been traded for more than 30 million lately.
I'm reminded of his definition of the artist as someone who makes things no-body needs. That's true of his art, for me at least. But the work of artists is something mankind needs very much. But apparently not for Andy: he prefers the associated money and fame.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 04:25 pm
@JLNobody,
Andy was a con, mostly. He made far too much money in life, as in death.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 04:35 pm
@edgarblythe,
I thought he was an early conceptual artist, a then different kind of art player.
Which is not to say I was ever interested in his work, but I don't dismiss him as one of the game changers.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 04:38 pm
@ossobuco,
Being different does not equate to being good, from my biased view.
Lash
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 05:12 pm
Could not stand Warhol's work. I "get it" alright. You create and mass market trash, become rich and laugh at the world for buying your garbage.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 05:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
Well the art world academics seem to me to take change as a key need for regard of the artist's oevre. People who continue to paint in ways popular sometime earlier aren't taken very seriously. Well, once in a while someone with a new twist on old ways gets noticed - I'm thinking of a current new york painter with a name like John Curry (that apparently is not it, as I found when I looked him up just now).

Some of us happen to think that the old ways aren't entirely worked out yet, at least by us, or we plain don't care. But people who innovate and somehow turn the art tide in a different direction oft catch the brass ring.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 05:50 pm
Change is, of course, inevitable. Some I roll with, some not.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 08:05 pm
@ossobuco,
Osso... I'm assuming you mean John Curran, pornerly painter and painter of dark satirical scenes of modern life.
http://www.gagosian.com/artists/john-currin/
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 08:22 pm
@tsarstepan,
That's it. Thanks for the save!

I'm not his greatest fan either (and surely he doesn't care) - but I did like one painting, probably in a New Yorker article about him. I'll see if I can find it.


edit - aaaack, I lied by mistake. I meant Gregory Condo, not Currin, whom I've also read about.

Back if I can find the Condo article.

Back - here's the NYer abstract, ya gotta pay to see the whole thing. I might have that issue in a stack - we'll see if I can find it with that painting and then find a photo on google.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 08:30 pm
@ossobuco,
Can honestly say I never heard of ... Gregory Kondos http://www.gregkondos.org/. The correction was supplied by Google herself.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 08:37 pm
@ossobuco,
Found the article. Hmmm, the painting is shown in the Abstract. So much for my memory of the people's heads. Anyway, I find the guy and his work interesting.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 08:38 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm really screwing up, it's George Condo.

I'm going to fire myself, I'm poor at doing this quickly...
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 15 May, 2011 08:42 pm
@ossobuco,
On Currin - I read an article about him and his wife (I remember being somewhat put off).. and at the time I probably mixed him up with Condo, thus today's confusion. Two different painters with two different wives.

So now I have to go look up the third guy..

So, I did that. Totally different, Kondos, um, more usual painting.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2011 12:52 am
I really do not know if this man is an artist and what he does is art or sience.
But I think it is the most revolting what ever it is even though his exebitions have been touring in different countries. Gunther von Hagens and his dead bodies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunther_von_Hagens
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Irishk
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2011 12:34 pm
I don't get it...
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/01896/peanut-butter-art_1896647i.jpg
A Dutch gallery visitor accidentally trod in an art piece made of peanut butter. The hapless man waded into an art piece called Peanut Butter Platform by artist Wim T. Schippers at Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam. The Peanut Butter Platform was first created in 1962 by Dutch artist Wim T. Schippers and acquired by the museum in December 2010. It features 1100 litres of peanut butter - enough to fill more than 2,000 regular-sized jars.
Picture: Patrick Wenmakers/Rex Features
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Mon 16 May, 2011 12:40 pm
@Irishk,
Where are the mouse traps?
 

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