Art?

I was at DMAC last night. They had an art show that consisted of photographs, sculptures, and various other random things. However, the exhibit that caught my eye (besides the GIANT picture of yummy fluffy marshmallows) was a collection of tiny stuffed toys and action figures crammed into a little glass case.

Total price for this arrangement of toys? $650.

$650! That’s insane. If I could make that much money by shoving some stuffed Hello Kitty dolls into a glass case, I would do it in a heartbeat. It reminded me of this art exhibit I saw at Stardust a few years ago. It was called “Dangermobiles.” It consisted of various objects strung from a hanger–one mobile was made of broken glass, another of razor blades. They were selling for at least $150 each.

I totally don’t understand art in this town.

2 Comments so far

  1. Brian Kirsten (unregistered) on June 26th, 2005 @ 1:42 am

    That’s the magic of art, some folks scratch their heads and wonder “What the happy hell is that?” others scream “Brilliant!”. To some it’s about finding something beyond the art, deriving it’s meaning and taking that with them.


  2. Brian Kirsten (unregistered) on June 26th, 2005 @ 1:54 am

    One more note, in your post you mentioned “$650! That’s insane. If I could make that much money by shoving some stuffed Hello Kitty dolls into a glass case, I would do it in a heartbeat.“.
    My wife started doing art festivals last year to display/sell her photography, not one festival went by that I didn’t hear someone say “Oh I could do that.”, and I would say to them (under my breath) “Ok, so what’s stopping you?”. I think part of the artistic experience is having the confidence and wherewithal to go out and do it, to show the world your art whether it’s a hangar with strung-up broken glass or a picture of a rose.



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