May 4, 2010

"Socially, artistically, it was totally worth it."

"Financially, it wasn't worth it."

36 comments:

Seven Machos said...

Who would like to bet that whoever this artist is has at some point had sex with someone else while in a committed relationship, or fondled their perky breasts, or occasionally had lewd and dangerous thoughts about passersby.

GMay said...

Is there some sort of really deep meaning to this art that's escaping me?

Am I overlooking some incisive social commentary here?

No wonder the guy is starving.

MadisonMan said...

What you say is true, Seven, but it's not only saints who get to comment about sinners.

Seven Machos said...

Yeah, well, Madison, sinners probably should stop somewhere short of defacing property in their commentary. Don't you think?

jrberg3 said...

I'm in agreement with GMay, I don't see any sort of artistic statement in all this.

Of course, I am hardly the artistic type so I may not be the best source. It just seems like an opinion on infidelity to me.

ricpic said...

Artist: definition: pretentious criminal.

ricpic said...

...fondled their perky breasts...

Pictures!

Lem said...

The judge should have given him a V8 commercial forehead pop.

Bob_R said...

Actually, we can be sure this is not "art" because it was not expensive enough. You have to combine the wit of a bright kid in late junior high school with an outrageous price. A $1K fine does not qualify. Now $20K (either for the fine or the grant or purchase by a collector) and it would be real art.

Seven Machos said...

Ric -- I know, man. I wish there was porn on the Internet. Oh well. A person can dream.

AllenS said...

That big FU that I painted on your garage wall (not mahal)? That's art, man.

WV: scheam

Not it's not a scheam.

shoutingthomas said...

So many of the problems of this country emanate from the refusal of our young to recognize that college is over, and that the pranks your art department professor so admired are somewhere between irrelevant and criminal.

In the same way, the lessons of Rhetoric 101 seem to stay with many people (mainly liberals) for a lifetime. These are the immutable lessons of Rhetoric 101:

1. Whites are the cause of all black people's problems
2. Cars should be made illegal
3. Your parents' generation tortured and killed homosexuals
4. The U.S. is an evil imperialist nation
5. Republicans are bad

So many people become frozen in that moment of glory when the art professor loved their performance art piece, or when the English TA thought their essay was really remarkable.

This explains most of what you read in the newspapers, see on TV and watch in the movies.

E.M. Davis said...

I used to color over the L in Cracklin Oat Bran boxes in the supermarket with a blue sharpie — the marker color and the box blue at that time were a near perfect match.

The boxes then read "Crack in Oat Bran"

Yeah, stupid.

Lem said...

OT -

Sometimes I get a delay.. like a flicker, an hour glass flicker. Its like the loading of the page is caught in a loop.

Does that happen to anybody else?

Joe said...


Sometimes I get a delay.. like a flicker, an hour glass flicker. Its like the loading of the page is caught in a loop.

Does that happen to anybody else?

Yes, all the time...it is QUITE annoying.

Zach said...

I dunno. Seems to me it was relatively harmless social commentary. Maybe not the greatest art ever, but not the greatest crime, either.

Lem said...

Same here.. thanks Joe

Lem said...

Check out Gibbs on CSPAN all tongue tied.

Lem said...

So.. this would be bomber was in a no-fly list and he still got on the plane.

yikes.. its deja-vu all over again.

Lem said...

Gibbs says "he doesn't know" whether recently there has been an uptick in attempts at attacks..

If Obama doesn't know..

Tibore said...

Why the hell didn't this moron realize that he could've made the same statement by simply redoing the labels on bottles he bought and then display them somewhere? Why the stealing then replacing? That's the part that's totally stupid: The fact that he took them. He could've made the exact same artistic and social comment he was aiming for without involving theft!

Gaaaaaaah!!!... What is it with these dumbfuck artists?

c3 said...

Did ever think of taking a picture of one of the bottles and then posting it on the Internet. Probably would have gotten more attention. I don't know if it would have protected him from the lawyers.

dbp said...

It seems a fairly harmless prank. Plus, I would be willing to bet that anybody who purchased the modified bottles could sell them at a premium on eBay.

dbp said...

That being said, I think the artist is stupid. He could have posted the pictures on the internet and then offered to sell the modified bottles through an e commerce site.

He could have profited from his creativity and not broken any laws.

Slow Joe said...

dbp is right. This is not a big deal, and he should get a tiny penalty.

And he's an idiot for not marketing this idea of his. As stupid as it is, it would sell. People love to feel better about themselves by hating sinners like that complete asshole Tiger.

jeff said...

and if gatoraide or the supermarket have to eat the cost, so be it. Just a harmless little prank that someone else has to pay for. Sounds familiar for some reason.

Slow Joe said...

What are you talking about Jeff? Of course he should pay restitution. $100? How much would that be?

A tiny penalty. I would think some community service too.

Pogo said...

I for one am shocked that the artist, Jason Kay, is unemployed and "starving".

Maybe he can start doing caricatures for 10 bucks a pop at the Longmont Farmers Market in Colorado.
Man, those never get old.

peter hoh said...

I wonder how George Rekers would quantify his European vacation. I'm sure part of him thought it was totally worth it.

But hey, who doesn't need a rent-a-boy to help lift his bags?

David said...

Four people who never got to be starving artists:

Jeffrey Miller, Allison Krause, Sandra Scheuer, William Schroeder.

Dead in Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970.

God bless.

peter hoh said...

Damn, I wish I had the money to sit with Brit Hume at the upcoming CAE Dinner, because I would totally ask him if he would advise Rekers to turn to the Christian faith.

The Crack Emcee said...

ShoutingThomas said:

"In the same way, the lessons of Rhetoric 101 seem to stay with many people (mainly liberals) for a lifetime. These are the immutable lessons of Rhetoric 101:

1. Whites are the cause of all black people's problems"


And The Wall Street Journal said:

"We are forever hearing that white Americans continue to harbor 'racial resentment,' derogatory stereotypes, even flatly racist attitudes toward blacks. In this column's opinion, that problem is overstated."

So what say you now, Althouse? I've got Taranto!

The Crack Emcee said...

BTW - why am I so pissed about this? Back to Taranto:

"The multicultural mindset is impoverished inasmuch as it sees people primarily as members of a subpopulation, rather than as Americans or human beings."

There, now I'm saying it:

Ann Althouse is being a NewAge bigot. I'll think differently whenever she grows beyond her racial obsessions and can accept blacks - especially me - as "Americans or human beings."

Mark V Wilson said...

I kind of like it. I also thought it was ambiguous as to whether the "unfaithful" was also being applied to Gatorade for dropping their sponsorship deal. I think the criminal sentence was an appropriate consequence, fully borne by the artist.

Slow Joe said...

I remember when Crack was kissing Althouse's ass and spamming her blog with links to the macho white boy or whatever his blog is called. Now he's playing the race card and drowning in a river of tears and screaming bigot for no understandable reason.

LOL. I totally pegged that asshole a long time ago. Drove him nuts, too.

Dark Eden said...

I remember when art was like, getting a canvas, and some paints, and making a beautiful painting that made people think about something while admiring the window into the soul it captured.

Now art is weaving ten miles of hair together, and covering an island in orange plastic, putting a crucifix in a jar of piss, and smearing chocolate on your naked body while you scream "Bushhitler bushhitler!" and yes, changing the labels of some gatorade to bash some golf guy in the news.

Remember when art spoke to the masses? Does this speak to you? Does it make you think about anything? Does it enrich your world?