• Please be advised there is a potential issue with DD collections, which may result in an excessive amount being taken. Please read the stickied thread in Fortean Times Magazine > General Discussion, Subs etc

Bricks, Dung, Sharks & Unmade Beds: The World Of 'Modern Art'

Mythopoeika

I am a meat popsicle
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
48,896
Location
Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
I prefer Earth Girls Are Easy with Dan Akroyd .. and he had a pet dog in it called Dave. Best name ever for a dog. :)
Was Dan in "Earth Girls Are Easy"?
 

Tribble

Killjoy Boffin
Joined
Apr 21, 2015
Messages
2,957
A life-size wooden statue of US first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her birth country of Slovenia, but not everyone is pleased with it.
The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8km from Mrs Trump's hometown of Sevnica.

It was commissioned by Brad Downey, a Berlin-based American artist, and sculpted with a chainsaw by local folk artist Ales Zupevc.

https://news.sky.com/story/melania-...ed-close-to-her-hometown-in-slovenia-11757738
 

Mythopoeika

I am a meat popsicle
Joined
Sep 18, 2001
Messages
48,896
Location
Inside a starship, watching puny humans from afar
A life-size wooden statue of US first lady Melania Trump has been unveiled in her birth country of Slovenia, but not everyone is pleased with it.
The sculpture was erected next to the Sava River in the village of Rozno, around 8km from Mrs Trump's hometown of Sevnica.

It was commissioned by Brad Downey, a Berlin-based American artist, and sculpted with a chainsaw by local folk artist Ales Zupevc.

https://news.sky.com/story/melania-...ed-close-to-her-hometown-in-slovenia-11757738
It's awful!
What's the betting that a local sets light to it?
 

EnolaGaia

I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...
(ACCOUNT RETIRED)
Joined
Jul 19, 2004
Messages
29,623
Location
Out of Bounds
Given Downey's surrealistic orientation in devising his own street art, I suspect the abject crudeness of the Melania log statue is a deliberate feature (i.e., an intrinsic part of the concept or plan).

This is not to say I've figured out what (if any ... ) particular implication this characteristic was intended to convey.
 

Timble2

Imaginary Person
Joined
Feb 9, 2003
Messages
5,999
Location
In a Liminal Zone
not just sexy.... REALLY sexy!

and yes, he and Geena Davis make Earth Girls Are Easy one of my most watched films!

And when he takes his shirt off in "The Fly" (before mutating obviously), and the energetic scene with Emma Thompson in "The Tall Guy"
 
Last edited:

Frideswide

Fortea Morgana :) PeteByrdie certificated Princess
Joined
Jul 14, 2014
Messages
14,921
Location
An Eochair
And the when he takes his shirt of in "The Fly" (before mutating obviously), and the energetic scene with Emma Thompson in "The Tall Guy"


*comes over all unnecessary* :airk:
 

GNC

King-Sized Canary
Joined
Aug 25, 2001
Messages
33,618
As highlighted in the latest FT, the work of modern artist Stephanie Leigh Rose, examples at her site:
Stefdies Site

She says she got sick of selfies everywhere and tried to make hers... a little different. Basically, she pretends to be dead at tourist locations and gets photos of her inert pose. I think she's really funny, but she justifies herself in some pretty high-falutin' prose. It's definitely NOT planking, though.
 

Tribble

Killjoy Boffin
Joined
Apr 21, 2015
Messages
2,957
As highlighted in the latest FT, the work of modern artist Stephanie Leigh Rose, examples at her site:
Stefdies Site

She says she got sick of selfies everywhere and tried to make hers... a little different. Basically, she pretends to be dead at tourist locations and gets photos of her inert pose. I think she's really funny, but she justifies herself in some pretty high-falutin' prose. It's definitely NOT planking, though.

To be truly authentic she needs to be "found by a man walking his dog".
 

Yithian

Parish Watch
Staff member
Joined
Oct 29, 2002
Messages
34,707
Location
East of Suez
Some residents of Wellington, New Zealanders are finding 'Quasi' unnerving:

ECS7TpYUYAE1VmQ.jpeg
ECS7TpsU4AAuxAX.jpeg


Story:
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/terrifying-hand-statue-intl-scli/index.html
 

GNC

King-Sized Canary
Joined
Aug 25, 2001
Messages
33,618
Fantastic documentary by Jim Moir (civilian guise of Vic Reeves) on BBC 4 last night about video art, from the start in the 1960s to the effects-filled, artificial intelligence-powered current day efforts. Fascinating stuff, Rachel Maclean was a new name to me but her stuff is incredible. Get her to direct a Marvel movie! Anyway, it's on iPlayer if you missed it.
 
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
6,638

Kondoru

Antediluvian
Joined
Dec 5, 2003
Messages
9,692
Thats a grand sculpture, Yith.

I dont like much street art but that has a certain semi-restrained charm.
 

MrRING

Android Futureman
Joined
Aug 7, 2002
Messages
5,839
I thought I had posted about this here before, but apparently not... in Atlanta, there used to be an Arts Festival in Piedmont Park. One year sometime in the 80's, an "artist" had an "instilation" that consisted of wooden crates heaped in a large pile and nothing else. Festival goers thought it was just a pile of boxes, and would pull individual ones off the pile to put their purchased art in. When the artist found out, they were livid that nobody recognized it was art in and of itself!
 

maximus otter

Recovering policeman
Joined
Aug 9, 2001
Messages
11,564
A banana duct-taped to a wall has been sold by an artist for $120,000 (£91,000).

skynews-banana-duct-tape-maurizio-cattelan_4858074.jpg


The installation by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan went on display at the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition this week.

skynews-banana-duct-tape-maurizio-cattelan_4858076.jpg


Organisers say two editions of the work, called Comedian, each sold for around $120,000 (£91,000) - and the price of a third edition has now reportedly been raised to $150,000 (£114,000).

https://news.sky.com/story/banana-duct-taped-to-wall-art-installation-sells-for-120k-in-miami-11879272

Complete the following well-known phrase or saying:

A **** and his ***** are soon parted.”

maximus otter
 

ramonmercado

CyberPunk
Joined
Aug 19, 2003
Messages
55,183
Location
Eblana
A banana duct-taped to a wall has been sold by an artist for $120,000 (£91,000).

skynews-banana-duct-tape-maurizio-cattelan_4858074.jpg


The installation by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan went on display at the Art Basel Miami Beach exhibition this week.

skynews-banana-duct-tape-maurizio-cattelan_4858076.jpg


Organisers say two editions of the work, called Comedian, each sold for around $120,000 (£91,000) - and the price of a third edition has now reportedly been raised to $150,000 (£114,000).

https://news.sky.com/story/banana-duct-taped-to-wall-art-installation-sells-for-120k-in-miami-11879272

Complete the following well-known phrase or saying:

A **** and his ***** are soon parted.”

maximus otter

Yeah but you get the wall as well.
 
Top