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I distinctly remember part of my GCSE or A level art assignments was to fill in a portfolio of work over the summer holidays. Naturally I left it all to the very last minute, so in the last couple of days before term started I was doing shite like just splashing paint randomly over photographs and drawing coloured circles over a blank page. No context, no thought whatsoever, just anything I could think of to fill the 40-odd pages I was meant to have done by the deadline.
I was both furiously pissed off while holding myself back from laughing when my teacher praised some of that shit higher than the stuff I had actually spent hours of time on. From then on I knew what art is really all about. If you can troll cunts with absolute bollocks and get away with it- That's the highest form of art.
I could go into a whole spiel about how art relates to the capitalist mode of production and all that but I'm sure you already know the kind of thing I'm getting at. And even then I hate it because such rationalisation retroactively justifies and elevates the bollocks, even when it was intentionally bollocks.
Did you hear about the artist in Sweden who just nicked a hundred grand out of an exhibit and called that his exhibit? Respect to that man, a true artist's artist. But it's tragic that that's where it's come to.
Soz but I've been drinking and replied to the wrong thread on asterisk, if a mod can delete the other post that'd be cool