to both sides of the koons kamp:
the dude’s interview on charlie rose only solidified my opinion (yea, opinion) that he is not a bad artist, per-se, but instead a symptom of what deep shit we’re in and of popular art’s limitations. his value system represents that of a dying culture. he thinks people are perfect. he thinks the cute things they create are magnificent. he views himself as enlightened. he fetishizes accessibility because he believes everyone is amazing. he speaks with the saccharine twinkly-eyed enthusiasm of an eight-year old with a head injury.
he is the most successful artist of our time because his work is empty. it makes people feel good for reasons that are rather unintelligent and self-congratulating. for this reason billionaires will continue to eat out of his hand.
My brother saved this document and everytime he gets angry at our neighbours for being loud he prints it to their wireless printer and you can hear the wife shout “Why the fuck would you print this AGAIN?!” to her son.
This photo was taken for my Digital Photography class. I was in the sunken garden room at the Conservatory in Como Park. I took nine consecutive photos and used the photo stitching feature in PhotoShop to bring them together. This is how I achieved the depth in the photo.
This was delivered via my secret email account.