Monday, May 07, 2007
Spencer Tunick: Photographer Or Perv?
I'm no prude, I don't care that they were naked. But is convincing large groups of people to toss off all their clothes and then photograph them "qualify" as art?
I'd like to think I know a little about art and what's not art. Regular readers know I love the works of Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali and Edvard Munch. I also admire the art of geniuses such as Francis Bacon and Henri Matisse.
Michelangelo...one of the greatest to have graced the art world - ever.
Ansel Adams and portrait artist Yousuf Karsh were blessed with a magic eye for photography.
These are a few of the artists whose work I personally like and that make me marvel at their God-given talent.
Is it art just because a bunch of people are standing around nekkid? Sounds more like a Pasolini film to me. And I like Pasolini, so I'm not dissin' him by saying that.
But getting a bunch of people to strip and take their photo? I dunno...I don't "get" why it's art. What do you think?
That was one of the first things that occurred to me when I saw that article. You've got thousands of people sweating out in the sun, and who knows how many of them have had a chile and bean burrito for lunch that is working up a good head of steam in their guts.
Let me guess...hmmmm....you talk out of your ass without bothering to research what you write.
Spencer Tunick did indeed do a large-group nude photo on June 26 2004 Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
A simple google search would have allowed you to learn this, Mr. Paul - but no - talking out of your ass is always what come naturally for you.
What an embarrassment.
Arne, what's it like to be such a fucking dipshit? Please comment again and let me - an others - know.
Coincidentally, the expellatory orifice of those fumes is what above commenter Arne Paul uses to speak from.
Thanks Bob for making the point of the post all so much more salient.
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