Post #1079 • October 26, 2007, 2:43 PM • 91 Comments
Artblog.net is normally excluded from Top 10 Lists, art blog roundups in the non-blogosphere, and blogrolls of a certain ilk. I've never given it much thought, but I have to confess that I feel a little saddened that I was left out of this essay by Charlie "Bull" Finch. Possibly never in the annals of art writing has cluelessness intersected tastelessness with such dimwitted abandon.
Roberta Smith covers the Seurat drawing show at MoMA.
"If I am not moved by the sight of a glass of water mounted on a gallery wall, or a small animal fashioned out of carpet fluff, is that because I have failed to understand it? Or could it be that the artist has failed to communicate with me?" (AJ)
Waters of Trevi Fountain dyed red.
Deborah Solomon: "Do you think cartoonists have received their artistic due?" Marjane Satrapi: "No. People either like to write or they like to draw. And we like to do both. We’re like the bisexuals of the culture."
"A New Jersey second-grader's drawing of a stick figure shooting a gun has earned him a one-day school suspension."
"When your best friend is a trained ninja who reads body language as a first language, it's hard to keep some things to yourself. I never have to let her know if I'm getting along with my boyfriend or if I'm fighting with my parents... or if I'm wearing an uncomfortable tampon." (TCJ)
Department of Skills: darts.