Which is what I said - only that Picasso had a hand in creating what's wrong with art, too. Him and his, "Oooh, in order to be a REAL artist, you HAVE to be different from everyone else!" Feh!azulmagia wrote:That's true and Roy Lichtenstein even more so. His entire gig depended on the the idea that he was a "real" artist, while the people who drew the comic books that he ripped off weren't.Beowulf wrote:I haven't read one word of thise thread but Andy Warhol is a fucking no talent hack and represents pretty much ALL THINGS WRONG with art and artists.
And did I just manage to piss everyone off, or are there an extraordinarily large number of less than friendly folks, both intelligent and not, on this forum?
But you all missed the point I was making by choosing Warhol in specific.
When he did his work, he WAS unusual. (And not just by peeing on canvasses and having celebrities pee on canvasses!)
Now, though, he's become the norm, and it's going to become even more and more normal as the Internet grows to take other people's works and ideas and expand upon them in your own way. It's always happened, of course, but with the way the world is going the ORIGINAL creators are going to be the unusual ones.
Andy Warhol has conquered the world.
Urgh. What a disgusting thought. I may need to throw up after saying that.
But it wasn't what he DID that sucked, it's who he WAS - he was a whore, plain and simple. Warhol prostituted what talent and skill he had in the pursuit of money and fame, and it shows.
Every day on this website, we can see that just because you're using someone else's art, it doesn't mean that you're NOT an artist - the proof's in the pudding. Just when I begin to fear that the Warhollian formula has conquered the world and left nothing new anywhere, I can come to this website and see that while his formula may have become the norm, at least the spirit of real artists live on.
*laughs* And now I have the title for my book on what's wrong with society - "NASCAR Nation" is catchy, but I'm sure that the subtitle "How Warhol Conquered the Earth" will make some people smile and pick it up.