Tag Archives: paul mccarthy art

so cute you could die

Zany,the often obscure cult of cute with its cutting edge cookie cutter style of homogenized aesthetic quality as mass commodity. An aggressive antidote to the beautiful or the sublime, but rather irritating and shallow often in the realm of the … Continue reading

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the burden

by Art Chantry: chris burden embodies everything¬† i love and hate about the fine art world. his work is sensational and violent and ‘destructo ‘- total BOY stuff. i love it to death. but, it’s also completely and utterly shallow … Continue reading

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swift kick in the keegster

Psst! Pass the bum wipe.¬† Perversion seems intrinsic to modern art, at least at the split off side that gazes into the bowl of disavowal. And this has been so from the beginning; the long arc extending back to an … Continue reading

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advertising is pop culture

Are we all part of the Society of the Spectacle, embedded and enmeshed in a vague relationship with internal and external reality all mediated by images, a series of disruptions with no coherent pattern giving us the impression of being … Continue reading

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art as locusts: hunters and gatherers

Way back when, the French Salon had commodified painting as merchandise and the Salon itself became a gigantic salesroom, for at best inconsequential work of men sometimes technically gifted who understood the manipulation of trite, generic formula mixed with an … Continue reading

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hold your nose: flushing into a non-existant past

Excerpts from a brilliant article exposing the underside of what Adorno called the “cultural industries” and what Kuspit refers to as art as part of the industrial entertainment complex so drowned and subsumed by money values there is strictly form … Continue reading

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if our memory serves us well

The social delinquent and adolescent rebel as artistic archetype. As long as one keeps rebelling, raging, one guarantees they can never change and grow old. Grow into maturity. It became one of the pathologies of the romantic movement, to die … Continue reading

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