The video focuses on the fact that the big name art stars make art, not for their artists peers, or even for themselves, but rather for the billionaire buyers who they think are suckers waiting to be fleeced. This art, further, is coming out of the Duchampian, anti-art, appropriationist tradition, which incidentally allows artists to churn out bigger and slicker products, faster, and get them into the marketplace for the purposes of speculation and moving money. Quite naturally, art made to sell fast to suckers with millions in disposable income doesn’t appeal to artists and connoisseurs who love art for its inherent qualities.Read More
Why I have nothing new to say about Koons’s latest record-breaking sale.
If you don’t know already, Jeff Koons’s high-polished aluminum (or is it chrome?) “Rabbit” sold for over $90,000,000 at a Christie’s auction. One of the reasons I have nothing to say is that this sale says nothing about the art, and I’m not interested in money, nor qualified to talk about finance, economy, investment strategies,…Read More
Great Art by Famous Artists Lost, Destroyed, or Censored
Some of my favorite pieces by famous artists are unknown. These works have become, for me, like vivid dreams forgotten within seconds of awakening, or photo albums destroyed in a fire. Most are lost treasures which only now exist as JPEGS that people such as myself happen to have downloaded. Not only are these works…Read More
Koons’ Ballerina Plagiarist Buffoonery
Koons has a giant inflatable ballerina now exhibited at Rockefeller Center which tests just how stupid and blind the art world really is. Isn’t it splendidly insipid?: Jesus F’ing Christ kabob on a skewer, pardon my profanity, and no offense to Christians intended! It’s as if the artist is so secluded from reality in his…Read More
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” Not so fast.
“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” What does this maxim mean? Why do people like to repeat it now? Something smells fishy. People seem to think this is about taking shortcuts, but it’s nearly the antithesis.Read More
For the Love of Gold
A piece of conceptual sculpture from ready-mades by me. The video will explain it. Uuuuuuuuuh, yeah, you really need to see the video to GET it.Read More
In Defense of Artist, Glenn Brown
You got the wrong man! I don’t agree at all with the rationale behind the fistfuls of shit being hurled at Glenn Brown for his paintings based on the paintings of others. First lets look at the attack which appeared in Scientific American, of all places, titled, How Plagiarized Art Sells for Millions. The author,…Read More
You likely missed these epic posts, with 5 Art-Pranks, because of a technical glitch.
I wondered why people weren’t responding, or even viewing my posts of the last week. I was particularly ambitious, and made 5 new art pranks combining original Photoshop art, art criticism, and humor. All the writing, design (such a magazine layout), and the art is by me. Below are the significant posts that didn’t appear…Read More
Does BIGGER make better art?
Magazine cover and feature article about my sculpture, “Exhibitionist Fly”. Click on the image to see the high-rez, readable version.Read More
My favorite Jeff Koons’ painting, and why
Recently I’ve been slugging hard at why the Koons phenomena is all hype and no substance – the cotton candy of the art world – but then I discovered his paintings, which are much less known than his sculptures, and to my surprise in his newer ones he’s attempting to be more aesthetically complex, nuanced,…Read More
Worthless plaster mall rabbit sold as fine art sculpture for millions
The fine art crowd had been fooled again. They’ve fallen for forgeries of Abstract Expressionist paintings by a Chinese artist; paid record amounts for one-striped paintings; crowned a businessman who can’t sculpt the greatest living artist when he merely makes reproductions of the most innocuous kitsch; and now they’ve bought a cheesy mall sculpture mistaking…Read More
Koons’s “Balloon Dog (Orange)” isn’t art, it’s a decorative lawn ornament
Everything that glitters isn’t art. Sometimes it’s just a highly polished status symbol, in the form of a fashion bauble, for the ultra rich. Jeff Koons’s “Balloon Dog (Orange)” just sold for $58,405,000 at Christie’s, on November the 12th. If you are fabulously wealthy and missed out, fear not, there are four more copies in…Read More
Real kitsch versus ironic kitsch
This kitsch is so good it hurts. It helps that most people assume the girl brandishing the masterpiece is also the genius behind it. We might like it less if the creator were a disheveled man in his forties who knew what he was doing, and pissed himself laughing while making it. So, let’s just…Read More
Vincent’s dead but he never gets old, and Jeff Koons is already a skeleton.
Why Van Gogh’s work still has vitality, and Jeff Koons’ work was stillborn. Admittedly, Van Gogh’s work DOES suffer from posthumously being made into a whopping cliché. He’s been sentenced to the level of over-reproduction that guarantees most people will be sick of his work before they ever have a chance to understand it, the same way…Read More
Artist Paul McCarthy makes an 80 ft. balloon dog.
“A one liner that didn’t need to be made, but thank God it’s not as disgusting as his usual work.” Paul McCarthy’s eagerly awaited ginormous “Balloon Dog” will soon be open to public viewing. Paaaaah! Lucky art fans will be able to see it at the New York art fair this weekend at Randall Island.…Read More