Friday, September 01, 2006

Art for Arts Sake?



Daniel Edwards SURI CRUISE’S BABY POOP BRONZED FOR CHARITY - August 30 - September 9

This is an example of tasteless marketing at its very best. Tom and Katie can’t get mad as it is for charity. The gallery gets free publicity.

This is a real gallery

"Turning "fine art" into what may be the most subjective term in the world" - Natalie Finn - E! Online
"More doodoo than Dada" - The Australian
"This Guy is fast becoming our favorite artist" - Insider Online"pop-culture-obsession skewering/exploiting artist" - Defamer.com


This all reminds me of a 10cc song:

"Art for arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Art for Arts sake
Money for Gods sake
Gimme the readys
Gimme the cash
Gimme a bullet
Gimme a smash
Gimme a silver gimme a gold
Make it a million for when I get old"


Suri Cruise’s poop is art? The comment by the artist on today’s society is duly noted. However, when it comes down to the bottom line this piece is what it is and that is: poop. If I am missing something like the image of Jesus or the Virgin Mary miraculously appearing in the bronzed poop sculpture, please feel free to let me know.

8 comments:

Ray Nagin said...

what you're missing is a sense of humor.

you didn't get butchie's site either.

this artist previosuly did a sculpture of britney spears giving birth.

try to keep up.

Steve said...

The funniest thing is that this is really bronzed shit. Imagine the process.

Anonymous said...

Hey, something is missing from my basement!

Woozie said...

Doesn't poop biodegrade rather quickly?

steve said...

not yours....too much KFC in it

Raspootin said...

Daniel Edwards is a very accomplished sculptor. I see the humor in what he is doing.

However, my question is: What is art and is this representational of how we want to define it.

George Rodriquez is a very talented artist. I believe that his "Blue Dog" art is a sell out of his true artistic talents for the almighty buck.

So, not a lack of humor, because I still don't think buttcheez's site is funny, but a question about artistic integrity

Butchieboy said...

Zzzzzzzzzzz...

Like he said...

"George Rodriquez is a very talented artist. I believe that his "Blue Dog" art is a sell out of his true artistic talents for the almighty buck."

Because artists should all starve, right? Keepin' it real?? Fuck that.
Why do people think artists and musicians should never profit?

You're an idiot.