the process is the artwork

Icons of mass consumption

My friend Russell recommended me to watch “The Mona Lisa Curse“, a Grierson award-winning polemic documentary by art critic Robert Hughes, examining how the world’s most famous painting came to influence the art world. It can be found on youtube in 12 short bits. I’ve arranged them in chronological order just for you. Hughes seems to be a romantic, blindly in love with art of the 60s. I disagree when it comes to his grumpy, personal views on Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince. Nevertheless it is an interesting documentary criticising the art market and its mechanisms, so grab a fresh smoothie and take a plunge!

One response

  1. Thomas Baker

    Matt Calderwood’s scraps links in pretty well with this, some of your other posts and with Rasmus Hungnes‘ ‘Waste Line’.

    February 11, 2011 at 8:38 pm

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