Sunday, November 15, 2009

Things That Annoy Me About Art

  1. Really, really bad art.
  2. Acolytes who mislead people into thinking they are wonderful. Occasionally people need to be told the truth, especially if they are planning Art as a career. There are lots of commercial avenues available. Everyone who is skilled, doesn't need to be an artist. No, seriously.
  3. Housewives who have no clue about art apart from being on first name terms with some really bad artists, either posing as artists and/ or running galleries because it gives them something to do and feel hip.
  4. Paintings with socially relevant stuff written on them. It just annoys me.
  5. Art auctions that inflate art prices and the egos of artists. This works on the really rich. Like they say, a sucker is born every minute. Every art auction thrives on some rich fool who needs to make a statement about arriving.
  6. Gallery owners dropping names of the rich and famous, like it will make me buy anything. See No. 5. If you've fooled some rich sucker who has more money than sense (atleast artwise), do you really think you can get away with it all the time.
  7. Socialites painting. Enough said!
  8. Not to be a total asshole or anything, but swathes of artists reacting to Nandigram etc and putting up shows with horrifyingly bad art.
  9. People claiming to love art and knowing many artists (like that is something relevant) and thus being art aficionados, and then when you start talking with them, not knowing anything.
  10. All the weird inauguration rubbish for exhibitions. Actually, this should have been #1.

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At 10:10 AM, Anonymous Last Train to Panvel said...

Hey! Housewife art makes my day. Particularly when they shove a visiting card that says: Pinky Singh, D/O of Shanti Singh.
Look at the bright side: It gives you your daily dose of sniggering for free. And you don't have to worry your head into trying to decipher some deep meaning in the paintings.

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Plumpernickel said...

Mata, old age is making you very charitable. Non?


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