Mar 25, 2012

The whole beauty of this world.

The Krasnals. "The whole beauty of this world / Tribute to Pablo Picasso, Nude, Green Leaves and Bust". 2012. Oil, collage on hardboard. 135 x 93 cm

One of the definitions of art delivered by main Polish art authority Anda Rottenberg is:
If the artist does the art and shows it in a museum or gallery, it means that he treats it as art. And if the owners or directors of the gallery accept it , that means they make such an assumption. The director assume that the art is what he likes. This is a form of social contract. Like any other. Moreover, today, art does not use the category of beauty, because we have beauty in nature.

Of course, this definition of art is strange to us, especially when our "taste" differs from the leading Polish curators. Isn't it really art, what the current art-establishment doesn't like? If the artists have to worry about such definitions of art, the art history would be poorer by many names.
For example, Andy Warhol…
I'm speaking the message to the masses. My paintings ale liked by ordinary people. Intelligent people appreciated school of abstract expressionism only after years, so I suppose it's hard for intellectuals recognize an art in what I'm doing. He would also have a deep regard for what Anda Rottenberg thinks about beauty in art: I paint just things I always thought were beautiful, things you use every day and never think about. I paint what I like.

The question is: what in the final result is more important for recipient? When does he gain more - if he watches the art liked by an expert or an artist?

Monica Bellucci, Lady Gaga, Pamela Anderson, Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Demi Moore, Dolly Parton, Sharon Stone, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Anita Ekberg, Samantha Fox, Cicciolina.

Mar 15, 2012

Baby Skull

The Krasnals "Untitled / Tribute to Damien Hirst". 2011. Oil on hardboard. 60 x 55 cm

We already have a donor from Africa and now we are urgently looking for Bloody Diamonds sponsors !

Bloomberg: How do you respond to U.K. newspapers who said the skull is offensive to
those who have suffered the bereavement of a child?
Hirst: We’re all used to seeing skulls. Everybody dies. For me the skull’s not really about
death, it’s a celebration of life. I don’t think it’s shocking at all, it’s beautiful, it creates
wonder. The skull of a child looks like the tectonic plates in the earth and it’s like a
microcosm of something big, it’s like looking at the earth from space. If you’ve recently
lost a child you might be thinking about something like that but that’s very personal. I’ve
got three children myself.
Bloomberg: What about the prices of your work?
Hirst: The prices are reasonable. They’re a little bit cheaper than they were before the
recession. We’re in the business of selling art and we want people to be able to buy it
and be able to feel they’re getting a fair price as well.
"Damien, you’ve got to be sure that you’re using the money to chase the art, and not the art to chase the money"