A Damien Hirst original for £1500

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by NickM, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. NickM

    NickM Veteran

  2. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

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    That is maybe because he isn't a figurative artist.
    Successful artists have always had apprentice staff doing grunt work for them, right back to the Middle Ages.

    An awful lot of people think you are wrong and are happy to back that with their own cash. And when was the last time you gave anyone a £1500 tip?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    NickM

    NickM Veteran

    "Oh, I'm not a figurative artist". What a wonderful excuse for being crap.

    I am aware of this. They were working a con too.

    An "awful lot" of people like whatever is the latest chart-topping music sensation, but that doesn't mean that anything of worth has been produced.
     
  4. threebikesmcginty

    threebikesmcginty Corn Fed Hick...

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    I think Hirst has a talent for making money but that's it. His 'art' does nothing for me but then it's an individual thing and other folk wouldn't like what I like.
    Even though it's quite obviously superior :biggrin:
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

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    He's a charlatan.
    One of the worst examples of the cult of the celebrity.
     
  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

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    Spot on 3BM.

    And even artists recognise that "if you don't like it that's fine". If they don't they have a problem.

    I went to the Monet Exhibit in Paris. There were some that were OK and some didn't make any sense at all - Until I took my glasses off (tired eyes). Then it made sense. Art for the short sighted it would seem........... :biggrin:
     
  7. Mark_Robson

    Mark_Robson Senior Member

    I sometimes think that there is an Emperors New Clothes mentality when it comes to art. People are afraid that they will be looked down upon for thinking that a pile of bricks or an unmade bed is shite. Well sorry but I do not believe that an unmade bed, a pile of bricks or even worse a pickled animal is art. And neither is that scribble of a shark worthy of any artistic praise, unless it was produced by an aspiring ten year old.
     
  8. He was the first.
    When Claude Monet came to England, he used to spend a lot of time in hotels near the River Thames. When the time came for him to pack up his canvasses and ship them back to Argenteuil he was struggling. He dispatched a hotel porter to get something to wrap the monster paintings up with and the lad returned with a hank of cord salvaged from a mooring by the River.
    As a 'thank you' he was given one of the paintings...
    ....Monet for old rope.

    Fair exchange.
     
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