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  1. mordecai

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    Nice. If you like that, you should check out Christopher Wilmarth's work, if you don't know it already. He's dead now, tragic work but beautiful.
    thanks, i didn't know this artist. some nice stuff but i'm not that crazy about most of it. as far as recent artists who died young my favorites are: Fred Sandback [​IMG] Felix Gonzalez-Torres [​IMG] Robert Overby [​IMG]
     
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    What the fuck? Is that a rock superglued to a piece of glass? Am I missing something here?
     
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    its art! you dont question it.
     
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    What the fuck? Is that a rock superglued to a piece of glass? Am I missing something here?
    it's a meteorite that has been halved and is held to a cut piece of glass by a strong magnet on the other side (and the magnet is held by the meteorite). the era during which the meteor landed on earth and the size of the glass is significant to the body of work that this comes from. contextually it is very thought out and took a great deal of work to create. aesthetically, it either suits your tastes or it doesn't. hope this answers your question.
    its art! you dont question it.
    why people think that making this same comment for the millionth time is clever/creative/useful is beyond me. explain to me the value of gold.
     
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    it's a meteorite that has been halved and is held to a cut piece of glass by a strong magnet on the other side (and the magnet is held by the meteorite). the era during which the meteor landed on earth and the size of the glass is significant to the body of work that this comes from. contextually it is very thought out and took a great deal of work to create. aesthetically, it either suits your tastes or it doesn't. hope this answers your question.
    Sort of. Obviously, it looks like a piece of rock superglued to a plane of glass to me. But, your explanation of the piece does, at least in my mind, qualify it as some sort of "art", as opposed to just a piece of rock superglued to a plane of glass that somebody was trying to pass off as art. What's the era significance to the body of work, (other arty phrases), etc.? If you don't mind explaining that is.
     
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    Sort of. Obviously, it looks like a piece of rock superglued to a plane of glass to me. But, your explanation of the piece does, at least in my mind, qualify it as some sort of "art", as opposed to just a piece of rock superglued to a plane of glass that somebody was trying to pass off as art. What's the era significance to the body of work, (other arty phrases), etc.? If you don't mind explaining that is.
    Really, you are as stupid as they come, man. I say this with all the love in the world, but you really are hard on the brain sometimes.
     
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    [​IMG] rambo, the meteorite landed at about the same time that the pyramids were going up. the artist didn't intend any narrow interpretation of the piece, but basically the formal concept involved the idea of something rising towards space (the star alignment shafts of the Great Pyramid are specifically relevant) and something falling from space. there's more that can be said about it, but i don't want to write another paragraph right now. she's really cute if that helps.
     
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    Really, you are as stupid as they come, man. I say this with all the love in the world, but you really are hard on the brain sometimes.
    [​IMG] About art, definitely. Honestly, I just don't have the "eye" for it. Some of this shit is just beyond me. I don't have an artistic bone in my body. But I've been emailing MarBear about my stick figure drawings. I have a good feeling about those.
    [​IMG] rambo, the meteorite landed at about the same time that the pyramids were going up. the artist didn't intend any narrow interpretation of the piece, but basically the formal concept involved the idea of something rising towards space (the star alignment shafts of the Great Pyramid are specifically relevant) and something falling from space. there's more that can be said about it, but i don't want to write another paragraph right now.
    See, just from looking at that piece, I would have never gleamed into it anything other than "some schmuck just superglued a rock onto a plane of glass and is going to get $5000 for it. I've got to get into this art shit myself."
     
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    fwiw, some of her work is really divisive. certain people would leave the gallery visibly pissed off and others would leave on the verge of tears. when i was younger i worked a little while at MoCA and saw the same crowd response to a Rothko exhibit, and on another occasion to a Matthew Barney screening.

    another one of her pieces looks like a bunch of rocks hanging from the ceiling with a mirror on the floor. but the rocks are meteorites and their distance from the floor and from each other is a scale model of those same distances for the component stars of the big dipper. the formation is only visible when you stand over the mirror and look down at it.
     
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    it's a meteorite that has been halved and is held to a cut piece of glass by a strong magnet on the other side (and the magnet is held by the meteorite). the era during which the meteor landed on earth and the size of the glass is significant to the body of work that this comes from. contextually it is very thought out and took a great deal of work to create. aesthetically, it either suits your tastes or it doesn't. hope this answers your question.



    why people think that making this same comment for the millionth time is clever/creative/useful is beyond me. explain to me the value of gold.


    Oh come on, comparing "value" of art with the "value" of gold. You can do better than that.

    Nevertheless when you like it, that should be good enough for you. I personally dont care for symbolic art, that is aesthetically not pleasing. You can think it out as much as you want to, it is still a stone on a piece of glass.
     
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    [​IMG]

    I have a few of these in my barn.
     
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    I have a few of these in my barn.
    aren't the string lights an easier target? i doubt you have a concrete statue of a screen door.
     
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    aren't the string lights an easier target? i doubt you have a concrete statue of a screen door.
    I remember, when I was a kid, my friends used to go on and on about how everything at my parents' house looked like it could have been done by somebody in our class.
     
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    I remember, when I was a kid, my friends used to go on and on about how everything at my parents' house looked like it could have been done by somebody in our class.

    did it inspire any of them to try to become artists?
     
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    did it inspire any of them to try to become artists?

    or go into marketing?
     

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