Monday, March 13

Art and chaos day at Blue Gal

from the flickr set of Stunted Growth,
one of the more gifted professional photographers
over there. Click on the image to see more.

Sometimes we just need to take a break* and look at some art.

It was a big arty farty weekend in New. York. City., what with the Armory Show and the Whitney Biennial. The curators of the Whitney show managed just in their preface alone to use the terms "geographical fluidity," "osmosis," "obfuscation," and "monkish ascetic" all while talking about an artist who put a real urinal in a museum and called it "art." (I really love Duchamp. Honest. But he would be the first to laugh at the curators, doncha think?)

Blue Gal could take the time to say something "important" about those who think they can say something "important" about art, but she would much rather let Penn Jillette lip synch it for her, even though it takes a moment to download.

To read the NYFT (not to be confused with STFU) you would think it was just William Wegman weekend. Good choice, if you ask me. Took some lookin', but Wegman himself is far more generous with web images than the galleries themselves, so go to the source, people. And be sure to check out the very funny quicktime movies here.

More panties than you can handle later this week, ma hunnies.

*Yeah, I know, Blue Gal's taken a long break from politics but she's sick of it. And the real campaigning hasn't even started yet.


  1. Ah, that Wegman. How long has he been making a cozy living off his Weimaraners -- 30 years? Longer? I love the little critters, and some of the stuff he's done with them has been great. I've given a book of them to quite a few babies over the years. But are museums still paying attention to him?

    And don't forget that Duchamp did far more than call a urinal art. He signed it (R Mutt) and gave it a name: "fountain". So of course it's art. What else could it be?

  2. O! Methinks the campaign is in full throttle! Campaign to heal! Campaign to exorcise evil! Campaign to impeach! Campaign to live!


  3. Qwerty, I dunno if museums are paying attention, but two huge articles (one last Friday and one Sunday!Sunday!Sunday!) in the New York Fing Times Art pages is attention, innit? And yeah, I think the museums are paying attention.

  4. Anonymous2:44 PM

    Isn't Edvard Munch at MoMA? That's what I'd like to see. If you've never seen any of Munch's non-Scream (or was it Shout?) paintings, you owe it to yourself to google the guy.

  5. They derisively called Nude Descending A Staircase "an explosion in a shingle factory".

    I'm not sure what you call a toilet.

    Other than...if someone famous takes a shit in the toilet or if you are a famous name, someone will pay lots of money for it.

    Any wonder why we're fucked up as a civilization?

  6. and you'd know this: have we had any terror alerts since the election? Didn't we reach code orange frequently during election season?


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