Burning down the Hirst…….

Did anyone else laugh, or at least chuckle, when that warehouse of modern “art” got burned to a cinder? Did anyone else laugh doubly hard when they heard that works by both Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin were inside? Excuse me for sounding like a cunt, but if unmade beds were truly worthy of being acclaimed as works of art, worthy of cash, fame and acclaim, then I’d be swimming in a sea of riches – ala Scrooge McDuck- by now.

Looks like the chin-strokers will actually have to appraise something born of blood, sweat, heart and tears (as opposed to breaking into blood-red teary eyed sweat over eviscerated hearts). There’s a world of real art out there that has been too long cast into shade in favour of all this “avant-garde” bollocks. I want to see REAL avant-garde – real (metaphorical) balls to the wall artwork! I want to see the next Goya or Bosch venture into the underworld to make sweet Scorpionic love to Persephone and depicting the whole experience; I want a Prometheus of a painter to snatch fire from the Gods and light the way onward and upward.

I don’t want to see some postmodern poseur smear spunk, sangre and quim juice over her ruffled bedsheets.

Seriously, friends, what the fuck is all that about?

I can’t say I’d have gone as far as setting those travesties on fire; but, if this was done with intent, I can understand the sentiment, if not condone the action….

Still, martyrdom being what it is, Emin and Hirst’ll probably try to scam the world with their latest disasterpiece titled: ‘Burnt Offerings’……


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5 Responses to Burning down the Hirst…….

  1. wetplants says:

    lol~imagine if the burning of the warehouse, itself, was actually another art “piece” and the curator agreed with the idea!

  2. kasku says:

    Totally, totally, totally with you on this one. It’s part of the reason why I model for my artist friend (professional but poor and unknown artist, of course). He’s actually an *artist*, who actually has a skill and puts it to paper. You just can’t beat real artistic talent.

    • MRDA says:

      Funny you should mention that……
      I was talking to another LJ friend about some artwork she let me look at, and she posted me a link to the site of one Darren Holmes….tis a smaller world than I thought..;)

  3. el_jaynus says:

    Some obscure art is good, but it seems now that if it’s shocking, it doesn’t matter if it’s shit, it’s “modern art”, and anyone who doesn’t like it just doesn’t “get it”.

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