Friday, September 01, 2006

Oh, And Another Thing...

There is no limit to disturbing human behavior. It makes me proud.

The art world has just been gifted with several new works of note:

Martin Creed, who won the UK's prestigious Turner Prize in 2001, has announced that his latest work, "Sick Film," will open in London in October. It includes 19 scenes of people vomiting on camera.

He is also working on a similar project entitled "Shit Film," and has hired 15 "performers" in L.A, which he says "represents the extreme edge of the world." (My husband, who is from L.A., says the city is engaged in an illicit love affair with itself. Thankfully, he has no plans to film people purging themselves in any way. I hid his camera just in case.)

Meanwhile, Daniel Edwards, the sculptor who brought us his fantasy of Britney Spears giving birth on a bearskin rug and a nude bust of Hillary Clinton, has created a new oeuvre, Suri's First Baby Poop.  In bronze. Well, there you have it, folks. Finally: Definitive proof that Tomkat's mystery baby exists.

The sculpture looks as if the model was something from his dog, and is on display at a gallery in NYC through September 9th, after which it will be auctioned off on eBay. 

But not to worry if you get outbid. A limited edition plaster reproduction will also be available so you can add Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter's feces to your collection of treasured objects.

Have we gone completely full-bore batshit crazy? Is it really possible that life on earth has come to ...THIS?!! After millions of years spent perfecting ourselves, learning to walk upright, use forks, split atoms, build harpsichords, visit other planets, this crap passing for art is the best we can do?

I don't think so.


Kevin Charnas said...

i'm just sitting here shaking my head.
Will, my partner is an artist - a REAL artist - and an EXTREMELY talented man. We used to get mad at this bullshit, now we just think that these "artists" and their desperate patrons are rather pathetic.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I think what's pathetic is how they're perverting the whole idea of art. Did it begin with Andy Warhol's Soup Can, which might have made a fun textile, maybe, but ART? Nahhhh.

For me, one of the things that defines art is that it elevates ones soul. Turds do not do this. No matter whose they are or purport to be. If they had soul-elevating properties, we'd keep them in our bodies, wouldn't we?

But I digress. These people ARE artists, though. CON-artists.

odat said...

Shit for brains, shit for art!


heartinsanfrancisco said...

Odat, LOL!! Never said better.

Open Grove Claudia said...

I am currently on a break from hiking the Colorado Trail and have seen quite a of art... over the last 2 weeks.

My question is: Did someone actually buy this piece of "art"?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

It's going to be auctioned off later this month. Hard to believe. I don't even like looking at the picture on my blog.

Try not to step in any artworks out there.

kwesi said...

Well, that's just a load of shit!

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Exactly! Very pricey shit, though.

d~ said...

Suppose you bought it? That crap art. Where in your home would you display it? The bathroom seems the only appropriate place.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

LOL, d~. That's a very good point. I would hate to think someone might place it on their mantel or bedstand.