Saturday, May 31, 2008

Bad Art Or Not?

Update:
Here is the last comment I made on the comments thread:

The David Byrne doll I think is really silly. And how old is he? Should't he have grey hair and wrinkles or something, like the rest of us? WTF, David?

Wait. In fairness to David Byrne, I must correct my comment. That Sleeping Superego piece was done in 1997. That was over ten years ago and ten years ago I too had no gray hair because it was covered up with dye. Below is David sporting a gorgeous, sexy head of silver hair.

















David Hockney





















From the Superego SeriesSleeping,

David Byrne, 1997

It does have a David Hockney feel to it but I'm not at all sure that I like it. What are your thoughts?

10 comments:

  1. I don't hate it but I don't think I like it BUT it did make me look a few times and ponder and that is a huge part of art so ...

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  2. Agreed, dianne... not egregiously bad, just a bit insipid.

    But hey, if you have a name to flaunt, I guess you can float all kinds of boats...

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  3. The top one is ok, the bottom one does nothing for me.

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  4. cunning found the word for it - "insipid"

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  5. art's in the eye of the beholder.

    i just don't wanna behold either of those. ; )

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  6. I like some of Hockney's art, but this one and the other one are not at all to my taste. The bottom one seems a bit contrived.

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  7. I like a lot of Hockney's work. The suburban swimming pool paintings are not among my favorites of his but they depict a world unfamiliar to me; almost exotic.

    The David Byrne doll I think is really silly. And how old is he? Should't he have grey hair and wrinkles or something, like the rest of us? WTF, David?

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  8. What's to like? Barbie Dolls and Ken Dolls and now David Dolls? Yuck... and kind of creepy...

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  9. PM: I just thought the doll was silly but come to think of it, some of the other David doll scenes are creepy - one where the doll is consumed by flames???

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