oldfartatplay wrote:tony shafrazi copy cat crime
Stuff like Shafrazi, the guy in this vid (if it's legit)...what really shocks me is the utter self-absorption of it all. To think that their life, their idea, their opinion, their anything
is at all relevant in the face of something important to human culture is the most fucked-up mindset a human can adopt.
drymounting Shafrazi defaced Guernica. GUERNICA
. Who the drymount is he to approach something like that. He have something to say? Say it yourself, don't appropriate Picasso and ruin something for everyone -- say it your drymounting self. Want to be an artist? Go be an artist.
We are all meaningless. Nobody's going to remember us. That's fine. There are a few people who manage to make something that can resonate for years after their death -- that is to be celebrated. Destroying that, depriving the following generations of something truly meaningful to the human condition, is the lowest and most selfish thing a human can do.
"I tried to trespass beyond that invisible barrier that no one is allowed to cross; I wanted to dwell within the act of the painting's creation, get involved with the making of the work, put my hand within it and by that act encourage the individual viewer to challenge it, deal with it and thus see it in its dynamic raw state as it was being made, not as a piece of history." -- Shafrazi
"drymount you, Shafrazi" -- me