Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

What’s the Point of This?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

  A: Imagine this B: Look at this Something big wrapped in plastic Christo Javacheff (2000) Wrapped Reichstag Project for Berlin A pickled cow Damien Hirst (1995) Mother and Child, Divided Some bricks William Anastasi (1964) En Route (Stack of Bricks) Originally untitled A toilet Marcel Duchamp (1917) Fountain A bike seat with handlebars arranged like a bull Pablo Picasso (1943) Head ...

Art vs. Pornography

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

Many defenders of Bill Henson's pictures of naked sexualised children claim that the public (Philistines) are wrong to condemn Henson's work as pornography because they are art. (But note that some in the Art world's 'in crowd' were prepared to admit Henson's offensiveness before the public noticed.) In making this ...