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A hour of David Beckham sleeping ... Art?

 
 
msolga
 
Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:07 am
An article from the Arts Section of my local paper. Would you spend an hour looking at Beckham sleeping?
Would you call this Art?
What's do you think?
Apparently lots of people think it's great.

"An hour of Becks sleeping"

http://theage.com.au/articles/2004/04/27/1082831537356.html
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BoGoWo
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:12 am
This is conceptual art, and the 'art' is in the 'concept', not in the reality of such a film.

However, to create this work, it is indeed necessary for the actual film to be fashioned, and viewed (at least once).

Warhol has already done this, with an admittedly less famous 'sleeper'; it was called eight and a half, in a pun on the Frederico Felini 'classic' film.

One can imagine the 'excitement' created by the slightest movement, within the context of something so banal.

How better to define 'complete boredom'!
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:13 am
Quote from the article:

The artist is hardly less in demand than her latest subject. Taylor-Wood is the undisputed social star of the Young British Artists movement
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:16 am
Yes, I remember Warhol's piece, so I guess it's hardly a new concept. I was wondering if the subject made it more interesting for people?
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BoGoWo
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:20 am
Perhaps it is a sad comment on the 'attention span' of the early 21st. century, that this film is only an hour and 7 min. vs Warhol's eight and a half hours!
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:54 am
Pseudo-porn for horny British housewives.
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BoGoWo
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:55 am
Porn is in the minds of the beholders!
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:59 am
Are you saying that a horny British housewife wouldn't spend an hour fantasizing about sleeping next to Beckham? It's quite possibly more intimacy then they get from hubby. Laughing
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BoGoWo
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 07:01 am
Perhaps we should initiate a personal intimacy service;
airfare included of course!
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the prince
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 07:09 am
Some how I just dont find Beckham attractive - mind you people *are* crazy abt him !
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cavfancier
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 07:14 am
Who is the one married to Posh Spice, er, seperated from her, er, or what?
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the prince
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 10:20 am
Yeah, he is married to Posh spice - prbably why he is sleeping arnd so much
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shepaints
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 03:35 pm
I am rather surprised and impressed that Becks
put himself in this vulnerable position. I wonder
if he had final veto on the videotape and whether
he got any $$$$$$$$.
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 04:51 pm
shepaints

Maybe it was something to do with appearing in a famous gallery with all those other important people? The artist seems to think that that convinced him.
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oldandknew
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 05:00 pm
At least if he's asleep, we don't have to listen to him trying to string a sentence together
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 05:39 pm
OAK Laughing

Eye Candy would be a good title.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 06:13 pm
i wanna watch a pretty boy sleep?
naaaaaaaaa
if i'm gonna watch someone sleep, please make it someone interesting to look at.

whenever i see pix of this blonde fella, I'm tempted to draw a magic marker moustache on him. kinda liven up his look.
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shepaints
 
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Reply Fri 7 May, 2004 07:24 pm
I still say it is brave....There is no way he needed
the $$$ or publicity....
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 02:56 am
But he sure needs some respectability at this stage, shepaints! It seems he is not Mr Clean & Nice, as he's been sold to his adoring fans. <sigh>
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Vivien
 
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Reply Sat 8 May, 2004 04:05 am
no ...not brave ... that pair just love publiciity! any publicity.

boring!


How many conceptual artists does it take to change a lightbulb?















none

it's the idea that counts
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