Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ars Gratia Artis





If I hear of one more person proclaiming themselves an artist I'm going to throw a camera at something...maybe that would be performance art, making me an "artist!" A local Long Beach City College photo teacher and "artist'' recently caused a stir in the local Vietnamese community, his own by the way, with a photograph he displayed in an exhibition. The resulting furor over the content of his photograph distressed his father so, that he asked his son to remove it.

Here's the "artist" part....the teacher couldn't decide whether to comfort his aged father or "be true to his art as an artist" and leave it up. He left it up. Please, taking down a photograph of a girl in a t-shirt with a red star isn't going to have him booted out of the artist guild that he nominated himself in anyway! Someone please pass me a camera...

The above photos are from my Blue period, hey Picasso had one......

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