"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by Dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

Monday, April 18, 2005

Modern Art

An artist has vandalised nearly 50 cars - in the name of art. Mark McGowan scratched dozens of cars in England and Scotland with a key. McGowan, who once pushed a monkey nut for seven miles with his nose, said his artwork examined the "worldwide pandemic" of keying.

"What I have been looking at are issues of property and linking it with art and performative action." he said. "There is a strong creative element in the keying of a car, it's an emotive engagement. Maybe it will enter the mainstream like graffiti."

Other stunts include:
  • Nailing his feet to the floor of an art gallery
  • Pushing a monkey nut for seven miles with his nose to 10 Downing Street in a protest against student debt
  • Sitting for 12 days in a bath filled with baked beans, with two chips up his nose and sausages wrapped around his head - to defend criticism of the full English breakfast
  • Rolling himself across London for four-and-a-half miles singing We Wish You a Merry Christmas to highlight the work of office cleaners
  • Cooking and eating a fox to draw attention to the plight of "crackheads"

I'm sorry but MODERN ART PEOPLE ARE WANKERS. Keying cars is not art. Rolling across London is not art. Stuffing chips up your nose is NOT ART. I hope everyone whos car he scratched sues his arse off.

Can someone please explain to me why these people are taken seriously??? Why Tracy Emin's unmade bed surrounded by condoms and alcohol is art? Why a flickering light in a blank room wins the Turner prize? Why the Tate Modern is so full of crap?

I think the cleverest thing about "Modern Artists" is that they actually FOOL people and critics into believing the crap they spout, and then pay obscene amounts of money for it.

How can you compare the old masters of painting and sculpture, and the skill, passion and time spent creating these masterpieces, with unmade beds?

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