Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Gag Me with a Spoon

I'm sitting here having contractions, yes I said contractions (very exciting), and I feel compelled to comment on Hirst. Damien Hirst, Mr. Formaldehyde, is the artist who puts dead animals in huge glass boxes of formaldehyde, creates "dot" art, spin artist (yes, like you do for a dollar at the fair) and sells it for millions and not just normal contemporary art millions but record millions for any art work. What the hoodie-hey!!? This is my favorite part, he delegates all the making of his work to minions. He doesn't even pour in the paint into the paint spinner himself. He just signs it when it is done. Go to the zoo; go to a science lab but please stop supporting this idiot.


kendra said...

There are so many artists who don't actually touch "their" work, that this doesn't even bother me anymore. I just accept it as part of the way the art world works; being an artist is more like being a social engineer; you meet the right people and BS your way to fame, and if people like your concepts for what should be art, it doesn't matter if you actually do the construction. You're just the persona behind the concepts. I'm just bummed that I don't have any social engineering skills.

Bethany said...

This comments has nothing to do with your post, other than I heard your contractions actually did some work and you had little Ward! Congrats! Way to go on such a BIG boy! can't wait to see picts!

Kimberly said...

I am not that bothered by an artist not touching the work provided the concept is fantastic but spin art is pathetic. You are right about the social engineering. I am very bothered by contemporary work. I honestly am not sure what I want artwork to look like right now because there are so many images and so many ways to make images. but I don't want it to be Hirst's work. I want art to be more beautiful, less dead. Why is a cow in formaldehyde accepted into an art museum instead of a science museum?