Monday, April 10, 2006

redonk Britney sculpture

Okay, so, I go to the official announcement website on this alarming sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth, and I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the art critic quotes are spurious. There is no Colin Moynahan at the New York Times, and Cheryl Bowes of the Chicago Trib compiles the personal ads. The gallery "capla kesting" can easily be rewritten "caplake sting". The artist, while having actually produced the thing, is having us on in order to get attention. The last group show he was in was called Fountain - after the Duchamp sculpture - and so the whole "pro-life" press release, combined with fabricated quotes from major news sources - tells me he's having a laugh. Smart, really: anything to do with abortion or pro-life gets extra attention. And naked women get attention. As do pop stars. The thing itself is revolting, but he's no Jeff Koons, who tops pretty much everbody in the revolting excess/starfucking department.

here's your linky:
VERY NOT SAFE FOR WORK Britney Spears thingy

4 comments:

David Kesting said...

I am sure Collin will be surprised to hear that he doesn't work at the NY Times. All further research for this sculpture should be pointed to our press book at:

http://www.caplakesting.com/2006_catalog/de/booklet.pdf

David Kesting said...

I am sure Collin will be surprised to hear that he doesn't work at the NY Times. All further research for this sculpture should be pointed to our press book at:

www.caplakesting.com/2006_catalog/de/booklet.pdf

Jezebella said...

Well, you may wish to learn the proper spelling of the critic in question, yes? You spelled it Collin Moynahan and indeed there is no such art critic. There is, Google tells me, a "Colin Moynihan". It's hard to take someone seriously who can't be bothered to proof-read his press releases, or have someone do it for him.

I note that you do not mention your other quoted "art critic," Cheryl Bowes, whose art credentials involve compiling the personals at the Trib.

Jezebella said...

I've just reviewed a list of Mr. Moynihan's articles and they are heavy on metro, crime, and features. He is not a member of the art department. I suppose any publicity is better than no publicity.