Mapplethorpe had AIDS I thought. I’m not sure if he was a pedophile. He was skinny and dark.
No, I don’t. What about it?
It was a very controversial piece because Serrano got a bit of cash from the US National Endowment for the Arts which made a bunch of religious people lose it as they felt it was blasphemous. The work itself is unremarkable. It is a small plastic crucifix submerged in a bucket full of Serrano’s urine. I don’t know if it’s still around 40 years later but if it is, it probably doesn’t smell very good.
No doubt. When all the religious people get to Heaven they can rejoice knowing they won’t have to share their space with Serrano.
We were on the topic of art with urine. Serrano was surprised at the controversy it caused.
Yeah, I read he likened the atmosphere to a return to the Middle Ages and it was reported that there had been a kind of “inquisition” against the art work but I’m sure he expected that much.
I agree with this. If you do shock art, don’t whine about the reaction. You can’t piss on something hundreds of millions of people hold sacred and not expect a violent reaction. The only reason you do that is to provoke a reaction. When you get it, wear it.
Truthfully, I doubt he whined more than you’ve pissed and moaned about it.
I haven’t moaned much about him. I do dislike him, though. From Wikipedia:
Andres Serrano is an American photographer and artist. His work, often considered transgressive art, includes photos of corpses and uses feces and bodily fluids.
He should favour the world by departing it.
If you moaned any louder you would need a muzzle.
But then you would whine and moan that he departed this life too soon, go purchase his art and declare it legendary.
Yesterday I once again had to drive to feed the harbour stray cats and I was lucky to hear only great songs on the way to and back. Among them were these two awesome pieces. I don‘t get into the hit parade today. Be it that primitive rap and monotone, nerving techno stuff, or that boring unknown genre Taylor Swift is breaking every record possible.
Songs from gone days when music sometimes at least was still music worth the name.
Did you enjoy the Sophia Urista video, Gunda?