That was the most beautiful piece of street art that I have ever seen.
That was the most beautiful piece of street art that I have ever seen. No one thought of it as art, but I did. Its beauty is its beauty. That is what I liked about it. In the end, it was a wonderful thing.The latest New York show at the Corcoran consists of two separate shows, and one is called The New York Art World, which I guess we can all agree is one of the worst things. The other show is called Art in a Raw and Dirty Town, which is much better. The show is at the old brownstone on West Fifty-Seventh Street, and it is by far the most impressive one Ive seen yet. The main room is big, and you get a good look at a lot of the work in there. It is a mix of new work and old work. There are a lot of little paintings, some of them great and some very little. One group has a lot of big, off-the-wall paintings, while another has small paintings made of used grocery bags. Another group has a lot of little paintings, which is not really a good thing. The little ones are almost all pretty small. There are a lot of little paintings and drawings. Some of the big ones are really nice, but many are just ugly.The new work isnt bad, but a lot of it is. This is not to say that there isnt a lot of good art out there. I am especially fond of the work done by Robert Mangold. I dont know whether its necessarily good or bad. The work is generally very good, and the works do contain a good deal of symbolism. They arent all very successful, though. You could say that they arent really conceptual, or at least not all conceptual enough.The work of Anthony Hernandez is also good, and its the closest thing Ive seen to a group show by a young artist. Its not quite as good as it could be, and it does have one really good painting.
It is a personal piece that is basically a critique of the system of art as a marketable commodity. The performance was a demonstration of the social function of the art object, a kind of lèse-majesté. The street artist, or street artist, is the one who is willing to take risks, to go against the grain, to make art that is beyond the pale. The street artist acts as a sort of proxy for the artist who sells his art to the art market; he is the one who will not be forgotten, who will not be part of the equation, he is the one who can do something that is controversial, that is worthy of being done by others. If we are interested in street art we must not forget that the street artist is a great political artist, and we must use this fact in our social consciousness.If we look at street art as a critique of the art market we are not being ironic. We are being critical, but not in the sense of being sadistic; we are being critical in the sense that we are not so cynical as to dismiss the possibility that other artists will be inspired by our street art. It is not only street art that we need to critique. It is the system of art as a whole. Its rules and regulations are meant to be broken. And so street art becomes a critique of the art system. It is a critique of the system that also serves as an invitation to make art that is beyond the pale.
That was the most beautiful piece of street art that I have ever seen. The other piece that I liked the most was just a bit too obvious to be effective. A woman approached me and said, Im just about to do this. I stopped her because I thought I might offend somebody. She didnt, but she was really quite right. There was nothing wrong with the obviousness of the idea, but the humor that emanated from it was rather light-hearted. Thats one of the few places where you can see that humor. There are plenty of places where you cant see it, but humor is there. You can do it in public.I dont really know where I stand with the work of Robert Gober, but I like his pieces. His figures are often like model types in a jock-and-dildo magazine. The jock is kind of a fake, and the fake is pretty much all in evidence. The jock is like a guy who does a lot of traveling. In general, the jock looks as if hes been to other places and done different things. His place is a pretty neutral one, and its quiet. The jock is interested in what he does, but he also knows that he is not really interested in doing anything. The jock doesnt really need to know anything. He doesnt need to be asked, no matter what the consequences. He doesnt need to be entertained. He doesnt need to be played with. He doesnt need to be taken in. He doesnt need to be made to do something. He doesnt need to be given a reason. He is not a hero.I dont know what the consequences of the jock/joke are. I dont know how it is possible to make a joke about a person who doesnt need a joke. The jock/joke doesnt really give the jock a purpose, but it makes him seem more interesting, and it gives him something to do. I dont know how to make jokes about what isnt a situation.
I like street art, but I dont necessarily like to think of it as art. Or maybe it is only street art, I wonder, since it is only street art, and we are all street artists. We are all street people.
I didnt know where the idea for the piece came from, but it was obviously inspired by the fact that the art world is now dominated by a cacophony of aural and visual forms, and many street artists have been realizing their potential for being called on to comment on that cacophony. The concept behind the piece was a ruse: the street artist would place a sign (a sign of his or her status) outside the gallery so that anyone passing through could see it and comment on it. The idea was to become the first art that the gallery would ever exhibit. The piece was actually performed in a relatively small room with few other people, and it was performed in a manner that was almost theatrical, but still very private and private.It was a small gesture, but it was a very moving one. I cant really describe the experience of seeing the work in words, but I feel that the experience was one of sheer admiration and awe. I saw it as a testimony to the artists gift and the artists integrity.