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Art Theory: Idea workshop. Warning, not the truth here, just a venture. Examining what makes an image worthy of saving and what it does for us.

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Old September 27th, 2014, 02:57 PM
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Non-clever people, please keep away !
"New York artist creates 'art' that is invisible and collectors are paying millions"

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Old September 27th, 2014, 04:15 PM
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Actually, Antonio, whenever people sell art, they also sell an invisible package status and inner membership to a refined class of art afficionados, but mostly with "art" that can be seen, touched or felt. Folk have been presenting black, grey or white "empty" canvasses in major galleries since the 1980's at least, and fetching handsome sums for their "cutting edge" art!

But isn't the "Grand daddy of them all", the scene in Hans Christian Anderson's (Danish,"Kejserens nye Klćder) "The Emperor's Clothes", when the little boy stuns everyone by asking "Why the Emperor is going around butt naked?".

In this case, the picture you show is a hoax made from this stock picture by removing the pictures from the gallery walls!

But your point is still well made!

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Old September 28th, 2014, 04:25 AM
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Great find Asher !

The image illustrates the point anyway...
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Old September 28th, 2014, 09:19 AM
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This aired on This 'n That, a CBC satire news show that recounts silly stories as if they are real news somewhere along the same lines at the Onion.
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A caricature of a situation then !

Which in fact corresponds - sometimes - to the reality.
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Old September 28th, 2014, 01:33 PM
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A caricature of a situation then !

Which in fact corresponds - sometimes - to the reality.
I would care to replace sometimes with quite often.
I have seen too many strange things being called art...

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Old September 28th, 2014, 01:44 PM
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I agree Michael !
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