Damien Hirst now finds himself behaving like Starbucks or DisneyCorp., crushing anyone with the gall to interfere with his brand through using it in reproduction. Can Hirst be really so insecure as to feel threatened by a 17-year old kid? Does he really think his Pharmacy is an “iconic” piece of art harmed by a few pencils missing from it? What kind of Duchampian is this faker? Duchamp thought it grand that his Large Glass cracked during shipment. Anti-artists don’t believe in art. They’re dadaists. That’s the whole point, isn’t it? No. The point of the Hirstian dadaists is power and money, as is quite obvious from his behavior as reported in the following article. Can anyone imagine Duchamp behaving in the corporate authoritarian manner Hirst is behaving in?
Meanwhile avant-garde art marches on in Russia. The Russian government is doing a great job of giving these guys some real credibility by putting plastic bags over their heads and allegedly kicking and abusing them. Stravinsky’s music was merely booed and caused a riot. The authorities didn’t handcuff and beat him. But perhaps instead of composing the “Rites of Spring” he had been throwing cats at cashiers and staging orgies he would have received similar treatment to that which Voina received?
These next guys have even managed to infuriate “liberal art critics.” Now there’s an achievement. Although we are talking about Australia:
The “What is Art” debate continues to stay provocative, heated and endlessly fascinating, particularly to those who like to see naked ladies. Who is Lily Cole? Don’t ask me. You have to read paragraphs of tedious prose to find out:
The ever-hilarious Banksy goes on sale. Hopefully, we’ll be treated to many more years of Banksy sticking it in the eye of “the man”, while he and “the man” pile up endless mountains of cash together selling a bunch of tedious Duchampian retreads. Apparently Mona Lisa and Nighthawks at the Diner are used up but there are countless more Western masterpieces to be ridiculed. One can’t help but marvel at the reviewer saying that Banksy’s work is “based on” Hopper’s well known painting.
We can only suppose he would describe Duchamp’s painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa as one of Duchamp’s works “based on” Leonardo’s well known painting.