I was trying to paint a picture today, but seems the color i was using was just a pigment of my imagination...
I have a slight nausea just doing the research for this article. It is a consensus that Damien Hirst is that bad guy of the modern art world. Not the bad boy like he wants to be, no, the bad guy, the one you want to spit on.
You cant sell news stories that have data and cautious predictions. Where is the panic? Where is the impending doom? C'mon people , give me something to work with here…
I have a slight nausea just doing the research for this article. It is a consensus that Damien Hirst is that bad guy of the modern art world. Not the bad boy like he wants to be, no, the bad guy, the one you want to spit on. If Matisse was the belly of the modern art world, Picasso was the heart of the modern art world, Rothko was the head of the modern art world, then Hirst is definitely the rectum of the art world.
Other then the fact he is an extremely incompetent artist, with less talent then even his non existent understanding of real art, he was just never really any good. Usually you see the development of an artist, the evolution. Picasso could paint like Picasso only because he was already painted like Rafael when he was thirteen.
I studied Hirst a lot. He makes a lot of money. Which is something that is very rare in the art world, so it seemed like a good reason to go deeper and find out what is the secret, what is happening there. The only conclusion I have come to, and was one of the factors I closed the gallery and stay out of the art circles these days, is that in that particular story the only people who are more superficial and stupid then Hirst, are the people who bought his work.
I really wanted to believe that you can make a good living being an artist, but the more I looked and read, I saw that he is an artist like I am a washing machine. No wait, I do wash on occasion, even if I am not a machine, while hirst, as an artist couldn’t find his ass with both hands.
On his famous diamond encrusted skull he said:
It works much better than I imagined. I was slightly worried that we'd end up with an Ali G ring."
Personally I think he has to apologize to the very funny Sasha baron for putting his name in reference of such a sad sad joke as Hirst's "art"
The only thing that saves him from my wrath is the fact he is quite aware of what he is. Rumors are he is very rude to people, and it is understandable. I would have become extremely bitter too if my fame and glory was based on the fact I am a little bit less stupid then the idiots with the cash.
A lot of people thought I wasn't doing anything because I was spending a lot of time socializing and going out, but I've always managed to get work actually done.
No, darling, people think you are doing nothing, because even the 'nothing' you dare to exhibit is done by your assistants who work for free in the slave world of herr Hirst, for the privilege of putting your name on their c.v. I bet they have more talent in their left toe than what you will ever have.
It's good to have a title that's not just one word. If you're gonna title it, you might as well try and say something."
Or you might do some art, you know, that actually says something. You should try it. A title is just a title. Nothing more.
I just wanted to find out where the boundaries were. I've found out there aren't any. I wanted to be stopped but no one will stop me. "
I know, and I really do apologize, but the police frown on me trying to stop people from being idiots. Every time they see me walking around with a baseball bat they get all jumpy and sensitive. But I do appreciate your sentiment. And asshole who knows he is an asshole is better than an asshole that really believes he is a great artist.
I think suicide is the most perfect thing you can do in life."
Finally some words of wisdom from the great "artist".
I would go see that exhibition.
Please. Rid us of your existence. Do the right thing.