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Monday, July 09, 2012

What's next, glory holes?

Peep shows are now art:
National Gallery invites 'voyeurs' to peek through keyhole at naked woman in bath

Turner Prize-winning artist Mark Wallinger took to Twitter to find six women, all called Diana, willing to take turns to be spied upon by the public while they sit naked in a mocked-up bathroom. The work, also called Diana, is inspired by three paintings by Titian which form the centrepiece of the exhibition and features scenes from Greek mythology.
This is obviously an indication that one of the prizes for winning the Turner Prize should be an immediate death sentence. And any artist who voluntarily applies for public funding should be taken out and shot. I'm sure someone can figure out a way to do it artistically and thereby justify federal involvement in the arts.

Seriously, even bankers and pedophiles contribute more constructively to society.

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53 Comments:

Blogger Beefy Levinson July 09, 2012 1:17 PM  

People respond to incentives. If I can get paid by taking a dump onto the floor of an empty studio apartment, photographing it, and calling it art, then you can bet your ass I'll do it. Thanks for the paycheck suc... er, I mean taxpayers.

Anonymous Salt July 09, 2012 1:24 PM  

Perfect in today's world for a junior high field trip.

Anonymous No_Limit_Bubba™ July 09, 2012 1:25 PM  

"T-i-t-i-a-n. Titian. Honest to God!"
-- E Buzz Miller (Art critic)

Anonymous Wendy July 09, 2012 1:53 PM  

The adaption is only half done. He ignores the consequences to peeping.

Meh. I'd rather see the Wallace Collection.

Anonymous TLM July 09, 2012 1:55 PM  

Truck Stop Glory Hole is probably right around the corner. I was in Cincinnati when the fags went apeshit over the sheriff shutting down Mapplethorp's "art" exhibit with pics of bull-whips protruding out of some queer's ass. This seems tame in comparison.

Anonymous JMH July 09, 2012 2:04 PM  

How incompetent an artist do you have to be to need a government subsidy to make money of pr0n?

Anonymous The One July 09, 2012 2:08 PM  

Beautiful. I will bring this up everytime someone tells me the U.S is worth saving.

Anonymous algored2deth July 09, 2012 2:19 PM  

they have to act "suitably goddess-ish".


somehow i think there is going to be a lot of hair and fat rolls in places it shouldn't be. and honestly, if you are trolling twitter for "models" you deserve what you get.

Anonymous kawaika July 09, 2012 2:42 PM  

"I'm sure someone can figure out a way to do it artistically..."

What you do is toss the artist in this art machine, so that the artist literally becomes art.

Anonymous Suomynona July 09, 2012 2:42 PM  

Titian's masterful paintings were created during a period of Christian dominance. This utterly talentless and tasteless display of prurient novelty is considered art in the post-Christian period. The results speak for themselves. Art imitates life.

Blogger Res Ipsa July 09, 2012 2:44 PM  

"Seriously, even bankers and pedophiles contribute more constructively to society."

As a former banker I wonder if pedophiles resent being compared to us.

Anonymous stg58 July 09, 2012 3:05 PM  

Hey there is a guy in Japan who chopped his wedding tackle off and served it to customers to raise awareness about uh..trans..gay..something.

Apparently, it was popular. People asked about repeat performances.

Anonymous cherub's revenge July 09, 2012 3:06 PM  

I got to stop visiting this corner of the internet. It angers the blood and all I'm able to discern is, come the Day of the Rope, we won't have nearly enough rope.

Anonymous Johnny Reb July 09, 2012 3:09 PM  

This reminds me of watching Buckley some years ago discussing art. He gave the example of someone putting a new shop vac on a pedestal at the NY Metropolitan Museum of Art and calling it Virginal Shop Vac. Sold for 2.5 million. These artists remind me of listening to someone high on weed. They think they are so profound when in reality they're completely banal. I can't help but wonder if they really think they're profound or they think people are complete suckers.

Anonymous Suomynona July 09, 2012 3:20 PM  

I imagine glory holes are next

Oh Vox, you obviously have zero art in your blood. It wouldn't be glory holes, but gory holes. This grand con-artist could easily top his current masterpiece of the true-life depiction of Titian's Diana, with the his most brilliant piece yet - a peep show of the true-life depiction of Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat. Imagine the lines of people lining up to get a glimpse of a newly dead body and then returning day after day to watch as it rots before their eyes. Of course, it would be a tightly sealed exhibit, with perhaps just the tiniest opening, presenting not only a visual sensation but an olfactory one as well. Face masks would be sold as souvenirs.

Anonymous Suomynona July 09, 2012 3:45 PM  

I was speaking in jest, but I have no doubt that the gruesome and profane exhibit I described would be hugely successful in today's sick society, where the one and only reason for outrage is political incorrectness - even the intimation of not being politically correct is enough reason for someone to be crucified. Apart from political correctness, there is no other morality upon which we may judge or condemn.

Anonymous Ecthelion July 09, 2012 3:52 PM  

"Seriously, even bankers and pedophiles contribute more constructively to society."

That is a close call; Credit Suisse is sponsoring this exhibition.

Anonymous Lysander Spooner July 09, 2012 3:59 PM  

My first quick glance, I thought VOX was a "Gold Rush" kinda guy.

Jack and his pals always looking for that elusive glory hole, of a different sort ;)

http://youtu.be/E8VE_HGOc7Y

Anonymous Orion July 09, 2012 4:19 PM  

It has been some time since I have been to an art museum. My wife was talking about spending a day doing a round of the museums downtown. When we do, I will refuse to go through the modern art section. I'd rather look at $5 pastoral scenes or $25 seascapes than what passes for high art these days.

Anonymous David Of One July 09, 2012 4:23 PM  

I am of the artistic impression that pulling the funding is the highest civil art form possible. Any and all that disagree should be imposed with the ROBBERt's judical art form also known as a "Tax".

Art ... where is thy sting? ... save that of the ROBBERt's taxing!

Anonymous Difster July 09, 2012 4:31 PM  

I want to start an art exhibit that promises to show naked women rubbing oil on each other and you have to look through a hole. But there's a catch, you can't look until your number is called, then some poor bastard is hearing his number shouted in nearly orgasmic ways "SEVEN! SEVEN! OH GOD! SEVEN!" So he sticks his eye up to the hole and some queer on Viagra pokes him in the eye. "EIGHT! EIGHT! OH GOD! EIGHT!"

Blogger Joe A. July 09, 2012 4:46 PM  

OT: The latest Mises Daily from Gary North: mises.org/daily/6098/Free-Trade-The-Litmus-Test-of-Economics

He took repeating the phrase "badges and guns" to a new level. If only we had it in audio; it's quite appropriate for drinking games.

Anonymous 11B July 09, 2012 5:03 PM  

I thought artists were supposed to be brave and create art that provoked the general public. However, it seems all they do now is to try provoke a Christian culture that no longer exists. So stuff like this just appears to be piling on and not cutting edge.

If they really wanted to be provocative, there are a host of other avenues they could pursue. If their physical well being is not a concern, they could always mock islam. If their financial well being is not a concern, they could always mock a protected PC victim class.

But to do the above would take guts. Piling onto a dead Christian culture doesn't.

Anonymous Crispy July 09, 2012 5:13 PM  

Whew! I thought you were referring to Miru Kim's exhibit in Miami. It's definitely not kosher.

Blogger Ghost July 09, 2012 5:41 PM  

Hell, without pedophiles, there wouldn't be any strippers or porn stars. Horrible, horrible joke. I'm sorry.

But seriously, these "artists" suck ass. Do. Something. Worth. While.

Blogger Beefy Levinson July 09, 2012 5:49 PM  

If their financial well being is not a concern, they could always mock a protected PC victim class.

Depending on which protected PC victim class we're talking about, their physical well being could very well be a concern.

Anonymous Spectator July 09, 2012 6:12 PM  

Oh really Vox, I know you are given to bursts of amusing hyperbole but that is just too over the top. You can't seriously be implying that Bankers are of more use than artists.. or pedophiles for that matter.

Anonymous Suomynona July 09, 2012 6:14 PM  

I thought artists were supposed to be brave and create art that provoked the general public.

Art should be evocative, not necessarily provocative. The modern trend focuses on the provocative most likely because, as is evident from the sewage concocted by these con-artists, it takes much less or no talent to create something that provokes the sensibilities rather than something that uplifts or delights them.

But to do the above would take guts. Piling onto a dead Christian culture doesn't.

Guts, like truly great art, has gone out of style in this dying civilization.

Anonymous Vidad July 09, 2012 6:47 PM  

Mom?

Anonymous Vidad July 09, 2012 6:51 PM  

BTW, Vox... there's definitely a backlash against this crap going on in the art community. I'm seeing more and more of a return to classical ideals of beauty, human emotion and technique. The "art" world is simply orgiastic postmodernism at its worst... meanwhile, there are real artists out there making some seriously good stuff.

This group is particularly impressive: http://www.artrenewal.org/

Blogger LP 999/Eliza July 09, 2012 7:01 PM  

Oh my great grits, how appalling...

Ya know stories like this are why I won't own up to my artistry. Who the heck can could ever associate themselves with this...I don't know what to call it. A freakshow, reprobate anonymous, filth. I just don't approve.

Whatever happened to the love of beauty, honor and order?!

Blogger LP 999/Eliza July 09, 2012 7:02 PM  

Oh wait!! I just got the glory hole ref., too funny Vox!

I'm still grossed out though...

Anonymous CrisisEraDynamo July 09, 2012 7:04 PM  

Off-topic, but an important evolutionary psychology study has been debunked:

http://bit.ly/McgoDC

What does this mean for those who justify sex differences based on evolutionary psychology?

Anonymous No_Limit_Bubba™ July 09, 2012 7:29 PM  

Ghost
Horrible, horrible joke. I'm sorry.

Somewhere, Imelda Marcos is laughing....

Vidad
Mom?

Well played, sir!

Anonymous zen0 July 09, 2012 7:31 PM  

Whatever happened to the love of beauty, honor and order?!

The lust for grossidity, corruption, and anarchy.

Ask Wheeler.

Anonymous III July 09, 2012 8:38 PM  

Folks, you haven't seen it all yet. But it is coming. Today's culture is but a fore-taste.

Anonymous George July 09, 2012 8:52 PM  

This? This little episode in voyeurism is somehow a signal of culture's decline. It's not much different than any number of Rubens or other 15th, 16th or 17th century exposition of domestic life. This is downright simple.

And It doesn't compare to the indignity and grotesque nature of the obscene violence on television, in film and in "literature". Not to mention the celebration of mediocrity on reality tv with its delight in making fun of the simplest among us.

If only VD and the rest of you could spot the real problems with today's culture.

Blogger Markku July 09, 2012 9:09 PM  

And It doesn't compare to the indignity and grotesque nature of the obscene violence on television, in film and in "literature". Not to mention the celebration of mediocrity on reality tv with its delight in making fun of the simplest among us.

Those are viewed as popular culture, this would be high art. Popular culture, of course, tells much about a society. After all, there have always been peasants with peasant spirit, and always will be. But more is told of the culture when even the high art is in the gutter.

Anonymous realmatt July 09, 2012 9:32 PM  

I have too much unprotected sex.

Anonymous zen0 July 09, 2012 9:33 PM  

George July 09, 2012 8:52 PM

This? This little episode in voyeurism is somehow a signal of culture's decline. It's not much different than any number of Rubens or other 15th, 16th or 17th century exposition of domestic life. This is downright simple.


Dude, the whole point is that it is not a painting. Its performance art. Whole different relationship to the observer. Some art critic you turned out to be.

What reality show are you featured in again? I missed it.

Anonymous GG Allin July 09, 2012 9:38 PM  

I have too much unprotested sex.

Anonymous No_Limit_Bubba™ July 09, 2012 9:41 PM  

All this talk of Rubens and all I can think is....








.....







wait for it....





Will Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) be ..uh..exhibiting at this exhibit?

Blogger LP 999/Eliza July 09, 2012 9:58 PM  

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Blogger LP 999/Eliza July 09, 2012 10:01 PM  

@ zeno

I'm adding this to my list of rational fears, laughs.

Moving on, I could help but wonder, An exhibit...yeah these artists have no future, exhibit that.

Anonymous aperaspera July 09, 2012 11:43 PM  

Yep we might not be worth saving. Anyone know if that has ever happened before?

Anonymous FUBAR Nation (Ben) July 10, 2012 12:09 AM  

Anyone here who wants to stop funding this is on the side of terrorists. If we become afraid to create such amazing art, then the terrorists will have won.

And you're all a bunch of racisssss too.

Anonymous bob k. mando July 10, 2012 12:19 AM  

Suomynona July 09, 2012 3:20 PM
a peep show of the true-life depiction of Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Marat. Imagine the lines of people lining up to get a glimpse of a newly dead body and then returning day after day to watch as it rots before their eyes.



yeah.

we're almost to THAT as well:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/08/0829_050829_human_bodies.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=1060334n

Anonymous VryeDenker July 10, 2012 2:19 AM  

Handel saw the face of God; Mark Wallinger peeps at vaginas.

Anonymous Holla July 10, 2012 7:06 AM  

The Turner Prize is privately funded.

Blogger Galt-in-Da-Box July 10, 2012 9:56 AM  

"Anyone here who wants to stop funding this is on the side of terrorists. If we become afraid to create such amazing art, then the terrorists will have won.

And you're all a bunch of racisssss too."

PRICELESS!!!

Blogger Galt-in-Da-Box July 10, 2012 9:57 AM  

"Anyone here who wants to stop funding this is on the side of terrorists. If we become afraid to create such amazing art, then the terrorists will have won.

And you're all a bunch of racisssss too."

PRICELESS!!!

Anonymous Luke July 10, 2012 11:25 AM  

I flipped through an article in Spin Magazine a few years ago, where they had made a tongue-in-cheek imitation of modern "art", opening it to the public for one day. Typical was two basketballs floating in a half-filled Walmartish aquarium. The author's concluding summation about art, if memory serves, is that it is something Joe Blow cannot do, making most recent claimed art to not pass that bar. I'm inclined to agree.

Anonymous Papapete July 11, 2012 9:09 AM  

I've decided that P.T. Barnum was the world's greatest modern artist.

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