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Milton

Hoosier Favorite "Real" Artist?

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I'm interested in seeing who your favorite artists are. I know this is in the wrong forum and there is most likely another thread, so I'll probably be banned.

 

My Favorite Artist of the last 14 days is Damien Hirst. I know, you think he sucks and isn't really an artist.

 

Here is a sample of his work:

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Things I like:

The fact that he's a nut-job.

Social commentary and quasi-profound yet oh so catchy titles.

Installations using living (and dead) animals.

Fascination with medical equipment.

Parking a car on the steps to a London gallery.

 

Things I don't like:

The dots, enough with that shit already.

The fact that he has other people make spin paintings and then sells them as his own.

The fact that prints are extremely expensive.

(And I hear he doesn't care about black people...)

 

What percentage is you?

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That shit is gangsta ferreal.

 

Also, as an aside. I went to this house party at some rich kids house and I swear I saw an early Rothko. What do those things run for? Can anyone point me to one that would be black background using reds, greys, and muted yellows before he went into the "painting boxes" phase?

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The amount of Jackson Pollock biting that goes on among aspiring pseudo-artists is unbelievable. He's still the man. His wannabe look-alikes, on the other hand, are not.

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The 1958 Rothko oil painting, titled No. 15, sold for $8.96m in May of 2004.

 

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The 1953 painting, "Homage to Matisse," sold for $22.5 million dollars.

 

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I dig Rothko...a lot. Biting happens all the time in the art world...they just call them influences and its all good.

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Pollock was cool because he was a fucking bully. Dude forced what he wanted to do down people's throats until they had no choice but to acknowledge, accept and appreciate. If that isn't an 'artist,' I don't know what the fuck is.

 

Are there other angry Pollock-types (in apporach, not technique) out there? I don't know shit about art.

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Originally posted by 26SidedCube@Mar 13 2006, 02:55 PM

Pollock was cool because he was a fucking bully. Dude forced what he wanted to do down people's throats until they had no choice but to acknowledge, accept and appreciate. If that isn't an 'artist,' I don't know what the fuck is.

 

Are there other angry Pollock-types (in apporach, not technique) out there? I don't know shit about art.

 

Marcel Duchamp and all of the dada artists were like that...

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Bacon is definitely Pollock-esque in that sense. I understand being inspired by other artists. I even get copying works for your self to understand how they work. I don't understand completely biting Pollock's techniques, then passing it off as your own saying it is "Asian inspired" but making no reference to Pollock all the while maintaining an "I'm so much cooler than you because I'm an artist" demeanor. I have no respect for that...

 

Steve Austin,

It wasn't like those, it was before the boxes, where he had the more prototypical abstract expressionism thing going. I'm starting to doubt what it was but according to dude his cousin or sister or some shit is an art dealer in NY. Who cares, as long as its not in my living room. Pretensious bastards...

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Originally posted by Milton@Mar 13 2006, 03:41 PM

(And I hear he doesn't care about black people...)

 

 

 

:haha:

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Dan Namingha

 

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frank frazetta

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and ugh a few more i cant remember offhand

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I try to go to the Rothko Chapel as much as I can when I'm at home. It's amazing.

 

I have always really dug H R Giger. Dude was nuts. The sketches he did along with a lot of his more off beat biomechanical sculpture stuff, amazing.

 

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For a long time I couldn't get into this one permanent gallery in houston of a guy named Cy Twombli, but over the last couple years I have really come to enjoy his large color panel work.

 

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Chuck Close, if you dont know who he is. Find out.

 

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dude used brushes with one hair on them...

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I'll say Van Gogh cuz he's good, I've been to his and his brother's museum, and he cut his own ear off. BAdass!

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