Art made of blood has been taken off Ebay. The online auctioning mega-portal does not accept the sale of human body parts, and classifies the works in this category. The works were inspired by the 9/11 events with the gallery co-director of the artist having this to say.. “The blood, mixed together and applied directly to the artworks as pigment, symbolizes … victims, violators and voyeurs observed by the impartial artist, traumatized by passionate religious/political extremist acts of violence since 9/11. We knew this was a contentious subject and the use … of human blood would be highly controversial, to say the least.” the star
Artists feel a need to be controversial as they know it works for publicity! How many thousands of pretty landscape painters go unrecognized and unappreciated each year while someone that shits in a can or cuts a dead sheep in half and places it in glass gets all the attention from the media?
That’s not to say that pretty landscape painters do it for me, but damn, art gets such a bad wrap because the only time prime time media picks it up is when something bizarre or out of the ordinary is happening.