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August 25, 2004

WHEN ARTISTS DISAGREE

Only tragedy can result.

(Thanks to Chris Kern)

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Now I know that the Atkins diet craze has gone too far.

Incownceivabull

"Earlier this month, when the touring exhibition was in Prague, a cow was stolen and feared dumped in the river."

I've heard of cow tipping, but cow dumping ?

Another reason to kill our televisions. So were these dinks Swedish, militant vegetarians?

Don't have a cow about it

Hole-y Cow!

And to think it never occurred to anyone to put this idea into play when Ace of Base was popular.

Yeeeeeessssss, you have to tell them to moooooooove over reeeeeeeal looooooooud.

There is an annoying secre... er, administrative assistant where I used to work that collected miniature versions of the "art" cows. I am just barely uncreative enough to think a copycat crime would be pretty funny.

That is, except for the fact that true events these guys were spoofing are too horrific, IMHO, to spoof, at least so directly and as those events continue. I'm not always the most tasteful guy in the world when it comes to humor, but that is taking things a little far, even for me. Just sayin...

I'm still looking for the part about the artists.

oh, the Humanity......[sob]

We've got large painted apples here in New York...

Where's The Beef?

The artists inspired great fear
With their methods so harsh and severe
When they got out the saw
The Swedes called the law
But too late! The poor bull is a steer!

I gotta agree with MOE on this one. I prefer my "artists" have at least a minimum of taste. I'm guessing if one of their loved ones was beheaded recently suddenly it wouldn't seem like such a fine idea...
"Artists" with no imagination suck!

Sorry.

Boogers.

Was it not art because the teats hadn't been enhanced, do you think? That's what I bet set them off.

C'mon, everyone needs a nice, colorful, fake cow now and then. You never know when it might come in handy.

Jamester said: "I'm guessing if one of their loved ones was beheaded recently suddenly it wouldn't seem like such a fine idea"

That cracks me up.

"Let's cut this stupid cow's head off to show them it's not art!"

"Yeah. Oh wait, you know, that kinda reminds me of how they cut mom's head off yesterday."

"Oh yeah! Dang. Um...let's put more yellow on it."

"Yeah! That'll show 'em!"

Would a multicolored cow taste just as beefy?

You know, we keep blogging about various city "art" projects involving large, garishly painted statues. One place had sheep, I understand. New York with apples. Cleveland with guitars. Horses in the Outer Banks. Pandas. Cows.

Let me suggest this. Perhaps it is a Federal conspiracy. I think that there are cameras hidden, 1984 style, in these statues. Why else would all these major cities around the US have them? We're being watched...

Midget... you may be right

Tampa, Florida - Sea Turtles
Cincinatti, Ohio - Pigs
Dothan, Alabama - Peanuts

Once I see artfully decorated Crack Pipes in Washington D.C. and colorfully painted fiberglass Social Security Checks in West Palm Beach, then I know for sure that the government is using outdoor art as a monitoring device for the US population.

Now I've got the 'pink elephants on parade' song running through my head. Of course, my brain keeps trying to find clever ways to substitute multi-coloured cow in for the pink elephant part. UGH!

queen... don't you mean:

oh, the Bovinity......[sob]

kb, Nice buffalo roaming pictures by Linda Barry.

I did not realize that this craze was going on. I must be living under a rock! I have been to Cleveland a few times this summer, but I don't remember seeing any large garishly painted guitars.

sorry, MOE and jamester. it really never even occurred to me. i know that sounds ridiculous but i didn't read it that carefully and didn't even think about that. mea culpa.

elle is right. It was very weird walking around D.C. a few weeks ago and seeing these huge friggin' multi-colored pandas everywhere. What is the deal with that? And would Multi-Colored Pandas bagnfarb?

Steve .. if you want a colourful fake bull, there is one in the Christchurch "Art" Gallery in New Zealand. It was made from hundreds of corned beef cans welded and riveted together.. you'd really sick of corned beef by the time you'd eaten enough of the stuff to create an (approx) 3/4 scale bull ... even with viewing ports (sadly I'm not making this up)

Militant Graffiti Artists wbagnfarb

So let me get this straight: These guys protested the bad taste of artists that create cows (heck, that's nothing, come to L.A. sometime and look at the "contemporary art"), by spoofing beheadings by militants -- an apparent stab at humor which is in appalling/i> taste?

I say get rid of these morons, and bring on the cows!

So let me get this straight: These guys protested the bad taste of artists that create cows (heck, that's nothing, come to L.A. sometime and look at the "contemporary art"), by spoofing beheadings by militants -- an apparent stab at humor which is in appalling taste?

I say get rid of these morons, and bring on the cows!

I did not post that twice. I did not post that twice.

No worries, Judi. I'm not exactly a delicate flower.

Besides this "spoof" being beyond the boundaries of taste, does anyone else see the irony of graffiti "artists" declaring colorful fiberglass cows "non-art"?

How do you objectively declare something to be "non-art"?

Nobody woke up with a fiberglass cow head in their bed?

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