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Posted: 5 September 2008 3:47 PM
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For heaven's sake - this isn't art, is it??

Murderer to be turned into fish food link

The world's gone mad!!
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Posted: 5 September 2008 3:50 PM
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Not art just plain sick Carol.
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Posted: 5 September 2008 4:37 PM
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Sadly there are enough guillible people around these days to enable almost anything to be called art.







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Posted: 5 September 2008 5:20 PM
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Like that 'spider' in Liverpool Malc.
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Posted: 5 September 2008 5:27 PM
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howie - 2008-09-05 5:20 PM

Like that 'spider' in Liverpool Malc.



I was thinking more about unmade beds, or piles of bricks.


Don't what that spider is all about, only seen glimpses on the telly, but at least it does appear to have involved some effort and creativity.







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Posted: 5 September 2008 5:29 PM
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I can think of couple of people I'd happily turn into fish food, is 'for the sake of art' a valid defence in court?
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Posted: 5 September 2008 6:06 PM
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No its not Art! and it makes me mad that there are tallanted Artists out there struggling to make a living and the likes of these con merchants are thriving.
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Posted: 7 September 2008 2:03 PM
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Think this might have something to do with his offering up of his body? He suspects it might never happen and gains publicity for the appeal!

QUOTE: In the meantime, he is helping raise £125,000 for an investigation into events surrounding the circumstances of Hathorn's conviction, in the hope it may lead to an appeal, and has so far raised £52,000 through drawings produced by Hathorn. end of quote.
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Posted: 7 September 2008 2:25 PM
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So are we saying that 'art' is all down to marketing rather than talent?

Art has always been very subjective. Personal tastes vary widely (as do tastes in music!) but a lot of it appears to be to be 'The Emperor's New Clothes' syndrome.
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Posted: 7 September 2008 2:45 PM
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I think your first sentence is correct Janine. Just look at the brilliant artists out there (even homeless or on the streets) who can never make it because they don't have the breaks.... look at musicians who could knock the so-called top artistes into a cocked hat .... but will forever remain serving in a cafe or as a car mechanic...... Really sad but I think that is the case.
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Posted: 7 September 2008 3:02 PM
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J9withdogs - 2008-09-07 2:25 PM

So are we saying that 'art' is all down to marketing rather than talent?

Art has always been very subjective. Personal tastes vary widely (as do tastes in music!) but a lot of it appears to be to be 'The Emperor's New Clothes' syndrome.



Art is not all down to marketing, but art galleries and art exhibitions are.

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Posted: 7 September 2008 3:08 PM
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Who would look at Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting and say that it is worth £24million if they didn't know of the artist's fame?

He only sold one painting before he died.
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Posted: 7 September 2008 5:26 PM
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J9withdogs - 2008-09-07 3:08 PM

Who would look at Van Gogh's Sunflowers painting and say that it is worth £24million if they didn't know of the artist's fame?

He only sold one painting before he died.


It is only worth what a person is prepared to pay. And do they hang it in their living room to enjoy - no, it is locked in a secure vault in a bank - just to be possessed, for the owner to have the only one, in the hope that the next time it is resurrected there will be another person willing to pay even more.
If you are talking about real talent, gaze on a Velasquez or a Goya and see the minute detail - now that is art.
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