Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Collapse of Culture in America

Richard Prince
"spiritual america" Brooke Shields when pre-pubescent.

Andre Serrano "Piss Christ"
is taking pictures of poop.

John Currin The most valued in painting. Yummy!

Damien Hirst Making more $ than any living artist. His work seems very much about that.
Also, into preserving endangered animals in formaldehyde.

Jeff Koons Formally trained in the stock market, animals are big. Shares a lot with Damien in the studio being a factory.

I read somewhere that artists are the doctors of culture they have the responsibility of healing,
perhaps in a moral or spiritual way the wounds of aesthetics and form that infect our society.
When in failure society shows itself in it's art and architecture. This seems to be blatantly
apparent in the art and artists that have become stars in the western world. These are the artists that have gotten the most exposure in our magazines, auction houses, and galleries and remain most prized to our art collectors and dealers. They have benefited from the stupidity and greed that has been the machine that has driven the New York Art world and commanded some of it's highest prices. I will let the art speak for itself. The artists that have survived outside of this marketplace are looking better all the time. Although spiritual america is one of my favorites to bad he did not stop while he was ahead.

Stock Market Bail-out

This is comical, here the taxpayer should pay for the greed of those who have taken advantage of their lack of money. Just think about the credit card user who is forced to use credit to pay rent, buy food, clothes, health-care, or education- basic needs. Then they pay interest, and penalties on this debt. This is the money millions, billions, that become bonuses and severance to those who are basically thief's and gamblers. These are the people in power, our politicians who hold hands with the CEO's so they can buy our votes in brainwashing lies called advertising. They drive us to war on lies, they tell us if we don't bale them out something is coming that is so terrifying that they don't think we can handle it. I think they are full of it. All the money gained over the past 10 years should be given back. The president and his staff and all these CEO's should be forced to empty their pockets:) How should those who have gotten us into this apparent mess be allowed to pass the buck to our children at their profit. If this is really a democracy one would think we would have some say in our future. Why not wait till after the election? It seems the accounting needs to be done before anymore money is thrown away.

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