Bound and Gagged Car Art

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The artwork on the back of a ute/pickup in Townsville, Australia is ruffling the feathers of a few concerned residents. The life like image of a blonde girl on the back tailgate of the vehicle creates the illusion that she is in the back of the car, bound and gagged, with a shovel leaning up against her. She’s obviously not having a rest after doing some gardening.Continue Reading

Seriously, Who Buys This Stuff?

crap art

Coming from a person that thinks art is everything, everywhere.. who buys this crap? I probably have the most varied taste in art that I know of, but I still shake my head when I see some of the contemporary art auctions at Chris-theby’s. I can appreciate a Damien Hirst spot painting, a Jeff Koons balloon sculpture, and a Tracey Emin neon sign, but even I have my limits. I love ugly art, childish art, offensive art, and stupid art. I wouldn’t hang any of these on my wall though.  Continue Reading

Rich Artists = Bad Art?

Vincent struggled for his art, so did Modigliani, but artists like Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and more recently Damien Hirst could afford to pay an army of assistants to work for them.
Jonathan Jones of the Gurdian has asked if being rich makes you a bad artist? It’s an interesting question, with arguments for and against being rich. Dali is a good example of great wealth making bad art (his later works are really bad), but Monet, Picasso, and Rubens kept doing good work even though they could afford to buy the landscapes they painted!Continue Reading