Category: Art Establishment

Art or Porn?

(Photo Credit: "Michelangelo's David, 1501-1504, Galleria dell'Accademia (Florence)" Jörg Bittner Unna - Own work, CC BY 3.0)

Art or porn? Many media networks and social media networks seem to have a hard time deciding, because they are pandering to a culturally conservative, or more tersely put, stunted, segment of society.

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Damien Hirst – The Rijksmuseum – and the Ultimate Bling

Damian Hirst - For the Love of God

I visited the Rijksmuseum to see some of the Old Masters. Much to my surprise and disappointment, I found the entrance dominated by Damien Hirst and a queue.

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Berliner Kunstsalon and Contemporary Art

In the beginning the Berliner Kunstsalon exhibited much fresh and interesting artwork from many of the local artists who were marginalized in the Berlin art market. However since then it has transformed into the same banal copycat pap seen at all of the other art fairs.

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Damien Hirst Like Rembrandt?

Idol' is up for auction along with 222 other works at Sotheby's.

Damien Hirst claims he is just like Rembrand, Velasquez and Goya. That’s quite a tall claim. While it can not be considered that he is making any serious comparison of artwork, he is most definitely making a superficial reference to lifestyle and business acumen.

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Contemporary, Contemptuous, or Conceited?

The “art establishment” once again shows how inane and conceited it is by awarding £25,000 to Mark Wallinger for a shaky 154 minute long video of a man walking around a gallery in a bear costume. He is prize winner

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