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Started by Bromio on Jan 19, 2017 9:35:19 PM
We're Ballard's billboards cryptographic reproductions of Dalí paintings?
cozzer - 19 Jan 2017 21:37:33 (#1 of 40)

We're Ballard's billboards

No we're not.

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 21:38:32 (#2 of 40)

Like many teenagers first taking notice of art I was briefly taken in by Dalí but before long I dismissed him as a technically gifted fraud. But did Ballard see something I missed?

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 21:38:58 (#3 of 40)

Fucking cuntsticks

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 21:39:44 (#4 of 40)


Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 21:43:11 (#5 of 40)



cozzer - 19 Jan 2017 21:47:13 (#6 of 40)

I dismissed him as a technically gifted fraud

What's fraudulent about him?

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 21:50:49 (#7 of 40)

Well...the blank sheets of paper he signed which were later worked on by art students were a bit fraudy.

cozzer - 19 Jan 2017 21:52:34 (#8 of 40)

OK good point

Brunothecat - 19 Jan 2017 21:55:14 (#9 of 40)

blank sheets of paper he signed which were later worked on

That is a bit naughty, really. Its not as though he could claim to have "signed them off" after ensuring their quality as finished works.

But I don't think that makes his own work fraudulent.

TommyDGNR8 - 19 Jan 2017 21:58:57 (#10 of 40)

Claim it as an artistic statement, Brom.

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 22:00:06 (#11 of 40)

He came to love the money far more than the process of creating art and I've always struggled with that as it surely corrupts any work created.

Brunothecat - 19 Jan 2017 22:01:59 (#12 of 40)

I thought the connection between art and money went way back. Didn't the likes of Michaelangelo have wealthy patrons?

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 22:02:00 (#13 of 40)

Indeed I shall, Tommy. At least until such a time as a friendly mod repairs the auto-corrupt.

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 22:12:01 (#14 of 40)

Yeah but Michaelangelo was never a millionaire as Dalí was.

I'm at a drag bar (don't ask, really) and I have about 10% left on my battery and thus can't get into a long discourse about the fundamental changes that the nineteenth century brought to the role of "artists" and why it is not especially helpful to talk of renaissance artists in a discussion about 20th century artists.

Brunothecat - 19 Jan 2017 22:15:27 (#15 of 40)

Don't waste your battery on me, I know bugger all about art.

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 22:22:24 (#16 of 40)

As long as you know what you like.

thismorning - 19 Jan 2017 22:34:53 (#17 of 40)

funny coincidence was looking at Turber cartonslast night, (I am badly drawn on floormat in my New Yorker apartment. Holding book in yellow cone of gooseneck lamp) one of them was in an art gallery with patrons,an art expert standing on chair looking at paintings (black aggressive beard) one patron comments to another "he knows all about art but dosen't know what he likes"... also read in memoir by JT, a cartoonist burst into his editor's office angry that New Yorker would not publish his work but publishes work of that 5th rate artist Thurber. Editor replied, correction, 3rd rate artist....

Bromio - 19 Jan 2017 22:36:55 (#18 of 40)

Ha! I love Thurber.

TommyDGNR8 - 19 Jan 2017 22:40:02 (#19 of 40)

I'm hearing the thread title as a rather laboured football chant.

TommyDGNR8 - 19 Jan 2017 22:40:41 (#20 of 40)

We're Ballard's billboards cryptographic reproductions of Dalí paintings?

And we know we are

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