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Overnight Thread - Cataclysm Edition (chad) | Main | SNL Message from TSA [dri]
November 23, 2010

CAC's late night HIGH CLASS discussion on art

Open thread, art only as I am painting and wasting away the night and you already have the Open Bloggerama ONT#2,451 below.

So, how are these threads going to work from here on out?

First I will open with one to two paintings/sculptures/installations I think would be right up you morons' dark alleys. With 30,000 years of the stuff there is bound to be something you have never seen before that will make you angrier at your Art History professor in college for not sharing with you (be it Dali's excrement-laden early surrealism or Oppenheim's lesbian sculptures or John Currin's women as you will see below).

Since we morons are a creative bunch I also encourage those of you with a camera, brush, clay or whatnot of your own to shoot me JPEGs and a brief description of your work by emailing me here. Right-of-center artists are a rare breed and here will be an opportunity to show off and have your fellow morons heap praise/criticism/devastating-yet-creative insults at you.
What to include-
Clear JPEG (if you watermark it, make it minimal)
Title, Year, Dimensions, Medium, your handle here on AoS.
I intend to upload more of my Californication and BREAST series for moron-enjoyment from time to time as well.

I give you art, courtesy of the great John Currin:

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The Bra Shop, 1997. Oil on Canvas.
Image courtesy the Tate Museum.

Currin's bosomy women series ended in the late 1990s but he continues to push the boundary between schlock and art, that is if you even believe there is such a division.

*note- apparently my email hyper-link thing is broken above, just hover over it with a mouse and you will get my gmail address. Please limit prank subscriptions to human pornography only.*

Update- Chemjeff had an excellent question below asking why the price differences in art. Being more cynical, I feel a bigger expert than myself showcased the nuttiness of the art market rather well- Robert Hughes in The Mona Lisa Curse:

The one quote you need to remember when seeing "terrible" art at outrageous prices: "Isn't it a miracle what so much money and what so little ability can produce?"

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posted by CAC at 10:34 PM

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