Thursday, July 20, 2006

Scope Hamptons

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Why not start another contemporary art fair where many wealthy new yorkers vacation?
"The mini-show's concept -- focusing on avant-gardes that haven't even formed yet -- was a bit much, yet Hackworth Ashley's vomitously tacky paintings of half-dressed celebrities shooting rays of laser light from their wee-wees -- one especially notable image featured a crouching Mary Kate Olsen with a penis, groping two giant gems -- provided a highlight to the fair, of sorts." artnet
Although the fair is gaining an audience it still is only managing to break even. Maybe they need more hypnotic lasers to empty collectors' pockets?

9 Comments:

Blogger John Azoni said...

umm...I totally didn't get mary kate olson from that. If that was supposed to be the point of the painting then I would say a huge chunk of it is lost in the lack of likeness.

1:57 AM  
Anonymous Curtis said...

I think there is more direct link here to the sort of internet pop culture turned art than I have seen yet. I'm impressed by that. I think the lack of likeness is because of the side of the work that deals with painting pop culture as an idea seperate from simply remixing it. I'm also a little drunk off of too many gin and tonics and tend to love work like this when in that state so I'll have to get back to you after sobering up.

3:14 AM  
Anonymous m. said...

My eyes hurt. That's a whole new world of tacky. Reminds me of the Sculpture of Britany Spears giving birth doggie-style on a bear skin rug... who did that?

I agree that it doesn't look like marykate at all. Maybe he was trying to do Ashley?

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like her, but then never saw her without pants.

6:05 PM  
Anonymous jacksprat said...

It is a pornographic image, is it not? Amazing what scares people.

6:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf mary-kate olsen does not have a penis ! and that's harly how mary-kate looks !

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wtf mary-kate doesn't have a penis are you crazy and + that harly even looks like her and how is mary-kate olsen soposed to be deep r somin wat ev you suck !

2:14 PM  
Blogger Lacey said...

is this some sort of illuminati reference with the jems and everything?

4:13 PM  
Blogger Maribel Ibarra said...

Definitely illuminati with the pyramid in the background and would makeperfect sense considering that there have always been rumors of Mary Kate and Ashley being victims if mk ultra mind control.

2:59 PM  

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