Contemporary Museums, Art Speak, and the NFT Rush
I will absolutely be among them, so maybe see you there…
I loved your conversation with Damien Hirst. Whenever I see his work now my eyes roll so far into the back of my head that I lose consciousness. Can’t get enough of Kusama, though!
I will most likely be there with you!
A joy of a read as always, many a laugh elicited at the dialogue 😅
I remain somewhat baffled by NFTs. Doubly so when I read of the exploits of Hirst's The Currency. Just madness. Is he just seeing how far he can push ridiculousness of people? Is that the art of it? 🤷♂️
If you're ever in Hobart in Tasmania then definitely visit MOMA there. (if you haven't ever been of course.) A wild place of modern art that's well worth a trip.
That shark is going to stay with me. Not joking in the least. There is/was a Max Ernst painting of a bird in a bird cage in a forest somewhere in London that gave me the same creepy, intellectual terror.
I enjoyed the virtual tour of MOCO with the rapier wit of MTF. It was so fungible.
Could I get an NFT of an American-style cookie? Or maybe you could just describe it for me.
Dear Troy, happy belated birthday, dear friend! May you be well, happy, full of abundance and joy, inspired, curious as ever, hilarious--that won't ever change.
The only art I get and appreciate are Ancient Greek statues of naked people, and Renaissance paintings also of naked people. They hold beauty and timelessness and value that money can't buy.
And the rich can buy all the digital rocks they want, seems like they have money growing out of their butts and don't know what to do with it (well, they could donate it to us lol).
Were you able to walk around Barcelona without Freddie Mercury and/or The Main Street Preachers performing inside your head?
Some years ago I was upgraded to business class on a transatlantic flight. Damien H and his cohort boarded just before the doors closed and seated themselves within ear-shot of my new found luxury. They chuckled to themselves for at least the first couple of hours, no conversation, just chuckling. Art?
Snoopy chairs are NOT stupid. I had a suffed snoopy when I was little and his head kept coming off....ok I may have ripped it off at some point in anger. I "stitched" it back together with a bunch of baby pins...it was rather ghastly....would have made an interesting couch...a bunch of snoopies with their heads stitched together a la highlander.
Very clever, Dr. Jones...
I do have to visit the MOCO! I’ve always found that contemporary art stimulates me much more than the classics. I feel freer to hate it, love it, be bored by it or be disturbed by it. Makes me feel like being alive. As for NFT, I have yet to sit down and try to figure it out. At this point, it sounds to me snake oil. A bit of oil and no snake. But some appear to exploit it for gain, kinda like bitcoin. If folks play the game, it’s real. Like the fine art market, I guess. Always a pleasure reading your Friday post, Signor Troy.
I laughed so hard at your ‘conversation’ with KAWS, I enjoyed your sassy tone all the way through, and I found myself nodding along in agreement with your exploration into the confusion and ridiculousness that is NFTs.
Great read Troy, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'll meet you in Luddite country... it's what they used to say about coke... the thing about having too much money. On the other hand, if somebody is willing to pay for that stuff, it's their business. Doesn't increase my grocery bill.