Friday, January 13, 2012

Stop It, That Hirst

Don't go to the Gagosian gallery. Any of them, as a matter of fact. I have done you a favor and recreated a Damien Hirst Spot Painting, right here, for free.
Actually, I like my version better. Fresher, foolish.
How is it that major artists make a name for themselves, and then turn around and do paint by number? There is nothing original about Hirst's canvases (don't get me started on the sliced, pickled cows, for real). I believe he has an atelier of devoted, starving artists painting his polka dots for him.
Well, so. Here. I did this for you. For free.

14 comments:

Ms Brown Mouse said...

I particularly like the yellow one. xx

cookiecrumb said...

Mouse: Yes, that's the sweet baby.

cookiecrumb said...

I USED TO PAINT

Chilebrown said...

The Brown swirl looks like my carpet this morning. Oh Lucy!!!!

RICKY: Lucy's actin' crazy.
FRED: Crazy for Lucy, or crazy for ordinary puppys?

Zoomie said...

The Thomas Kincaid of the abstract set.

Are you still painting? I'd love to see some of your work.

cookiecrumb said...

Chilebrown: Ordinary puppy crazy is the best stuff! She is forgiven for the brown squizzle on the floor.

Zoomie: No, I haven't painted since college. I did three major works, a red, a blue and a yellow. Then I guess I ran out of colors.

Zoomie said...

Now you have time to find all those shades between the colors. Go for it.

namastenancy said...

Now, see what you've done. I was having a quiet, calm morning, drinking my tea and browsing the Internet, reading my favorite blogs and just enjoying the day. Then, what do I find here? The name of that con artist, that debaser of the name "artist," the name whose undeserved success has done more to hijack the arts of today than almost anybody else. Ptooi. I spit, I hurl bricks, I fulminate against this abomination of a human being.
Your dots I like - very fresh and lively.

cookiecrumb said...

Nancy: Thank you! Been waiting for the adult to step in and deflate that phony Hirst juju. I agree; why is he called an artist?

Greg said...

Squiggles unleashed.Spot on!;)

kudzu said...

Wonder Bread wrapper.

cookiecrumb said...

Greg: Seems we all agree the squiggles are superior. (Unless your puppy's makin' 'em.)

Kudzu: BINGBINGBING! We have a winner.

sfmike said...

You philistine. Nice to see you're still mad and still eating.

cookiecrumb said...

Mike: Our mutual friend Sam thought I meant "mad" in the British sense, as in unhinged. She might have been right.
Lovely to see you! Hope all's well.