Quick post today of a toon I did back in 2007. The premise was some publically funded art done in Cincinnati that looked like sea sponges. There was a big todo about spending public money on it. Thus came this editorial cartoon.
Retro Cartoon: Art?
There is actually a big fight over public art here in Detroit right now, so while it is retro to you, it is topical for us.
I am timeless john.
That is funny!
Ha ha! This kills me…
no…don’t die…then I lose your comments
How come you never leave your site link so people can go to your site d?
Public art is a huge debate here in Florida. There was an artist that stacked up old, beaten up cars and called it “art” so they put it smack dab in the middle of the city. Looked like a junk yard, but no – it was ART! I was going to one-up the artist and stack a pile of Chee-to’s and then burn it, and call it Chee-toast.
I remember someone here putting down 200 eggs on the floor in a square. His art was to walk over them and smash them. huh?
Good one Bear!! 🙂
There was a big whoop-dee-doo around here about whether a diorama of five white origami birds burning a black origami bird in the center was art or racism. The artist rationalized that the project was a representation of good burning evil and demolishing it.
I actually saw the diorama and while I didn’t agree with the artist’s assessment or intentions, I had to give her the beneift of the doubt and still call it art. Not MY idea of art, but I considered it art nonetheless.
As long as the artist’s white frock didn’t cover his head.
I would never lie to you Lynn.
Whoops, thought I had something more to say.
You can say shit here..
I made a swirly “drawring” just like that once … (and by once I mean closer to 20 days ago than 20 years ago). I ‘m fairly certain that it’s still taped to my parents’ refrigerator.
They are so proud.
LOL. I feel the same way about art that they put up around my town. There is a lot of things that I couldn’t do but some of this stuff is just so simple. It is like two pieces of metal slapped together.
Makes you mad about spending so much money to go to school
it looks like a very large and fancy ice cream cone.
Is that so. You didn’t happen to be one of the two girls in the youtube sensation “Two Girls and a Cup”?
We’ve got some pretty shitty art here in sydney too
Who wouldn’t love flying shit.
well….. no one, if it flew into your face
Ha ha! NM you kill me too.