10.10.04 | Yeah, But Is It "Art"? (The Saturyne "Investigates")

Hello gorgeous, i'm back!
Didja miss me?

(insert "lie" here)

Thank yer! Thank yer! I missed you too! More than my first wife, who i incidentally haven't married yet, to the best of my knowledge...

Well anyway, i've been reading about the Tate Modern gallery, down in London, which by all accounts, is a bloody fabulous place, capable of HUUUGE and amazing exhibits:

Marsayas by Anish Kapoor (Click the "HUUUGE" link above for a true sense of scale

And also, erm, the truly bizarre and mundane. Read THIS before reading any further...

Oi! i said read the link! Stop yer headlong rush to the end of this post right NOW! Or else...

*sigh* They threw away his exhibit, thinking it was merely rubbish. Tchah!

Well it seems that some folks just have the right connections...
After all, for years and years, i have been displaying similar art, wryly titled "Bulging Black Bin Liner (And Wheelie Bin)" freely for all my neighbours to appreciate and admire. In fact it's become something of a community project, with several others in my street displaying such varied titles as "Seven Days of Plate Scrapings"; "Rancid Nappy Monster Retch Alert"; and "Porn Mags That The Wife Discovered Behind The Wardrobe" (A favourite with the young men around here, that one).

The project has taken on an aura of sadness and defiance though, as it seems, before we receive the recognition and riches that we deserve, every monday, men from the council come and take our sculptures away, claiming that "It's just rubbish" and fit only for the tip... i fear that "The Tip" is not some new avant-garde gallery, as some of my more hopeful neighbours have desired, but a... real waste disposal site! The horror! There must be millions of pounds worth of art there by now...

If anyone feels sympathy for our plight in the face of such mirthless vandalism, please leave your comment below in the "petition" space provided, and hopefully i shall hand it in to the town council at the earliest possible opportunity, demanding at the least, either the repatriation of our artworks, or equivalent monetary costs. (Hopefully the latter, because then i can buy some nice compact discs and DVD's in time for Christmas.

Thankyer. Thankyer.
I remain yer most humble and brilliant servant,
The Saturnyne.


  6:46 pm :. Blogger Darkchild hollered thusly:

Thanks for the sugestion!!

I'll surely check them out.

*And welcome back ;) *

  5:31 am :. Blogger MuzeKez hollered thusly:

I was going to sign the petition to have your and your neighbours', uh, "artwork" recognised and displayed in a more appropriate space than the local tip, but I'm still chuckling about the fact someone threw the guy's "art" out of the London gallery. *insert joyous giggles here* I think that cleaner ought to stop by some of the other major art galleries around the globe and, you know, do some *cleaning*. :-)

  1:06 pm :. Blogger Janey hollered thusly:

I saw the Anish Kapoor sculpture at the Baltic in Gateshead when it was being redevloped. What he did was fairly amazing - the building is five storeys high, and was basically just two walls, from and back, with a massive red scultpure, much like the one you picture, displayed through the centre. Quite a nice idea to turn a building sight into a piece of art.

I have some reservations about modern art. We went to see the Gormley sculptures 'Domain Fields' at the Baltic, which was clever and rather spooky, but his other sculptures were a bit cack - one looked like a giant pair of elephant's balls...

  1:23 pm :. Blogger Lizzy hollered thusly:

w00t. glad to have you back. =)

  4:53 pm :. Blogger SingleFin hollered thusly:

Ah, there you are! Been saving this for ya... where is it? oh, sat on it... d'oh.

  11:05 pm :. Blogger Starbuck hollered thusly:


  3:19 am :. Blogger me hollered thusly:

I would sign yer petition.. 'cept I know what it's like to live through a rubbish-strike.

quite stinky, actually, and not so much with the arty..

  3:40 am :. Blogger The Saturnyne hollered thusly:

Too late! Anything left in this bit is "petition". Bwahahah!

Which does mean, of course, that, i'll probably end up signing it lotsa times...

Anyway, it's all about the lolly really, the greens and browns and especially the purples with their cute little "£" signs closely followed by "2" and "0".

And yeah, i know it may be stinky, but we artists understand that one has to suffer for ones art, at times.... i think of it as art that "breathes"...

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