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Neck Face

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by carslegs, Aug 11, 2004.

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  1. carslegs

    carslegs New Jack

    Joined: Aug 9, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    I don't know if this has been posted (if it has I am sorry), but I am curious on how other people feel about his work and progression. My thoughts are kind of in between. I really like the stuff I've seen of his in galleries for art shows he has participated in. On the other hand I kind of wonder if he wasn't putting his name all over New York would people like his stuff as much as they do and would they sell for as much. He's also hit up with Shepard Fairey, Big Foot and many others. In no way am I dissing Neck Face, hell I say he rides this shit out. Hopefully he lasts forever, but if not, he might as well cash in now. As shitty as that sounds you know most of you feel that way. Also, when I was reading his New Yorker interview It kind of got me wondering about his intentions because he said he was going to try to keep the illegal stuff on hold for a bit since he had shows coming up. I thought that was a little odd since it seems that all the illegal stuff is what is getting him these shows. After all is said I done I really like his work. Here is some of his art show work since I know most have seen the fotolog stuff.

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  2. jakepaints

    jakepaints Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2004 Messages: 225 Likes Received: 0
    too much coke + pshycosis=neckface
     
  3. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    this whole thread is suspect.
    a new user just randomly happens to come onto the board with a specific agenda and it's just by chance?
    hmmm.
    not buying it.
    then again, i'm also not buying dudes stuff. IMHO, that shit is garbage, relying entirely on the backlash against 'art' to validate it's existence as 'art'. maybe if i had an idea about who the guy was and his motivations/life, etc, i might be a little more accepting, but as it stands now, these pieces alone are gimicky horseshit.

    whatever gets you rich though, i guess.
     
  4. carslegs

    carslegs New Jack

    Joined: Aug 9, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    I'm not looking for any personal information that can be used against him I just want to know other's opinions on how he's getting such a rep. I mean, in the short time he's been getting attention he has scored shows with other artists including Bigfoot, Rich Jacobs, Craig Metzger, & Buff Monster just to name a few. Not to mention the musician Beck has purchased his stuff. He's also done shirts for Priceless and Supreme. He's even in the latest Arkitip. I don't know about anyone else but these are quite some accomplishments for only really getting out there in the past 2 or so years. Sorry if I come across as someone trying to find out who the guy is.
     
  5. Average White Railfan

    Average White Railfan Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 2, 2001 Messages: 1,120 Likes Received: 0
    i hate art...

    but i love graffiti!

    i hate the whole stupid name trend. eatfuck, toesucker, neckface, fartknocker, cocksucker etc, etc. the only one that i thought was cool was ear snot...cause when that kid was getting up hard in the city it wasnt trendy to have a stupid name, but now that its trendy its corney..like so many other good ideas in the graff game.
     
  6. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    no, i wasn't implying you were a cop trying to bust the guy, but you're also not a writer just throwing out a question in passing.
    if you want our honest opinions, you should be honest with your reason for asking.

    since i'm bored.
    i've heard dudes name before, but prior to the images you posted, i've never seen anything he's done. now that i have, i almost wish i hadn't. i liked it better as a name with limitless possibilities borne of my ignorance. now he's a guy that does shitty art and has a hot-button name. thanks, but no thanks.
    just because beck laud's him, or a countless number of fly-by-night magazines are giving him coverage, that means very little to me. he wasn't here two years ago, and chances are decent he wont be here two years from now. modern art is fickle and dictated by personality and publicity, not by artistic merrit. the ability to reinvent yourself to fit in seemlessly with the newest trends is more important than the ability to make ground breaking work.
    maybe he is some wacky visionary, but the few examples here sure as hell wouldnt lead one to believe such things. not if that 'one' was me anyway.
     
  7. nG

    nG Member

    Joined: Sep 29, 2002 Messages: 995 Likes Received: 0
    yeah i agree with everything seeking said. Neckface is wack as a writer and uninspiring as an artist - from what i've seen anyway. being featured in trendy artfag bible Arkitip just confirms this for me.

    maybe if one day Matthew Collings writes about his work in Modern Painters, or if he ventures out of lower Manhattens community of support for his faux-naive bombing, i might pay more attention. as it is, i think theres thousands more writers and artists with more talent and more to say...
     
  8. carslegs

    carslegs New Jack

    Joined: Aug 9, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    Seeking, where exactly did I say you implied I was a cop and how wasn't I honest with my intentions? In both of my posts I clearly said I wanted to hear opinions on Neck Face. You seem to have a little aggression on your hands. Who's to say I'm not a writer. Just because I haven't been on this message board since it's creation or don't say the right things doesn't mean anything. Chill out, dude.
     
  9. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    being frank is not being angry. i could care less why you want to know what people think of him, i'm certainly not going to stand in your way of asking, i just want to know, for my own curiosity, why you are asking because i do not for a second believe that you're just some random writer who's been checking out the site for a while and decided he would register to just ask this random question he had in the back of his head. we both know that isn't the case, so c'mon, be honest, what's the deal.

    don't mistake this for anger or anything. this is curiosity at it's most bored.
     
  10. carslegs

    carslegs New Jack

    Joined: Aug 9, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    Okay, I'm a cop. My badge number is 8675309. That's what you want to see, right? I applogize for not being on this message board as long as you have and for genuinely being curious about how other folks percieve this guy. I mean seriously, guy, what other intentions do you think I have? I already said I have no interest in the guy's identity. I was honestly just trying to find out how this dude is viewed by fellow artists. Do you do this to everyone new person who asks a question?
     
  11. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    everyone? no, only the ones that are obviously not being honest.
    you're being pretty unecessarily defensive there friend. i dont think you're a cop, we established that two posts ago. however i also don't think you are just a random writer interested in other writers opinions on neckface (which was also established two posts ago). this could have all been done and over with a while ago, but you insist on being all evasive for no apparent reason.

    please answer the question i've asked 4 times now. WHY are you curious as to how we view his stuff? why do you want to know? do you work for a gallery? a magazine? why does 'carslegs' care what we think of neck face? how will it change your life to know our opinion? are you conducting a survey? are you a fledgling artist hoping to jumpstart his career by possibly following a similar path? just please, humor me and tell me why you're interested.

    i have as much to gain by learning why someone would care what we think, as you have to gain by knowing.
     
  12. carslegs

    carslegs New Jack

    Joined: Aug 9, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    I believe you got defensive first. I asked because I would like to see how other people (other people meaning everyone else besides the people who obviously love him in the magazines and on his fotolog) feel about what he's doing. That's all. There's really nothing more to it than that. I wish I could tell you what you want to hear. Any sane person could tell you I'm not being evasive towards anything you've asked me.
     
  13. seeking

    seeking Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 25, 2000 Messages: 32,277 Likes Received: 233
    let's try this one more time, shall we? (i'm just going to cut and paste my last post, in the interest of saving time):

    WHY are you curious as to how we view his stuff? why do you want to know? do you work for a gallery? a magazine? why does 'carslegs' care what we think of neck face? how will it change your life to know our opinion? are you conducting a survey? are you a fledgling artist hoping to jumpstart your career by possibly following a similar path? just please, humor me and tell me why you're interested.

    nothing in any of your replies even touches on the ONE QUESTION i've asked you 5 times now. i know what you're asking, i'm clearly not retarded, i just don't understand why you won't tell me why you're asking? are we really having that big of a communcation breakdown?
     
  14. carslegs

    carslegs New Jack

    Joined: Aug 9, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    I'm convinced you are a fucking moron. I am JUST interested in peoples feelings towards the guy. For some reason, I have no idea why, it interest me as to how people conceive this cat. It is as simple as that. You know how sometimes someone will be like "I wonder what people are doing In China right now" or some other random shit like that? They're just curious. That's it. I'm sure they'd get thrown off by some complete jackass trying to break down the reasoning for them asking that just like I'm being thrown off by your dumb ass.
     
  15. Gunm

    Gunm Banned

    Joined: Aug 31, 2003 Messages: 12,427 Likes Received: 1
    Seeking, i'm not riding your jock or nuthin but you are one seriously intelligent mo' fo.
     
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