xoxoxoBruce Saturday Feb 16 11:19 PM
February 17, 2008: Art?
Cellerite Kirk Israel, once said, "Art is whatever you can get away with".
zippyt Saturday Feb 16 11:20 PM
no its GROSS !!!
Aliantha Saturday Feb 16 11:48 PM
I think it's a handbag. The reason it's gross is because we consider dogs and cats pets.
freshnesschronic Sunday Feb 17 01:42 AM
Pardon my French.
Nietzman Sunday Feb 17 04:11 AM
Well, mostly I don't believe there is such a thing as an 'official' art-label.
Clodfobble Sunday Feb 17 10:49 AM
It's a Popple!
classicman Sunday Feb 17 11:12 AM
monster Sunday Feb 17 12:14 PM
There might be a difference -the cat and dog probably weren't killed specifically for that project. Which imo would make it more acceptable than the fox purse.
Is it art? Not to me. It might have been if the artist had simply made the product and started using it, but putting an object on display and stating "THIS IS ART" is more likely to have the opposite effect, in my opinion. If you have to tell people it's art, it probably isn't.
Sort of the reverse effect of comments that start with "no offence, but....."
deadbeater Sunday Feb 17 08:02 PM
It's a creative way to stuff a dog into a cat, and i do admit there is a lot of effort going into it, but art? I don't think so. A memorial to two pets maybe, but not art.
astrodex Sunday Feb 17 09:55 PM
The fact that it is reversible, while usually an attractive feature, just makes it double, no, triple creepy.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Feb 17 09:57 PM
It's not a handbag.
Aliantha Sunday Feb 17 10:01 PM
Leaving the head on the fox fur stole was considered the height of fashion at one time. I think it's a matter of perspective. I'm with you though, I don't think I'd be interested in it.
Yes Bruce, I know it's not a handbag as such, but it's some kind of bag in my opinion because she's carrying one thing in another.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Feb 17 10:06 PM
No, it's not a bag. The zipper allows her to turn it inside out, to make the transformation from dog to cat. The only thing on the inside is the other side of the doll.
Aliantha Sunday Feb 17 10:20 PM
whatever you say. I was simply giving my impression of the item that's all. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. Just what I think of it.
DucksNuts Monday Feb 18 05:18 AM
Bruce!!!! Dont call it a *doll*
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 18 05:49 AM
From the newspaper;
sweetwater Monday Feb 18 07:52 AM
perhaps "Art" is the name of one of the former animals, but i don't think it is art. calling it so would be the same as calling Jeffrey Dahmer a chef.
Sheldonrs Monday Feb 18 10:58 AM
Now we know what happened to Paris Hilton's pets.
Clodfobble Monday Feb 18 11:02 AM
xoxoxoBruce Monday Feb 18 11:06 AM
shina Monday Feb 18 11:35 AM
Bizarre is the only word I can come up with. How anyone can come up with these ideas is beyond me. I'll pass.
LabRat Monday Feb 18 12:42 PM
Maybe it's just the mood I'm in this morning, but I thought it was kind of funny, actually. It also made me think of Popples, Clod, thanks for posting that.
JDwithcoke&lime Monday Feb 18 12:44 PM
She was going to make a 'doggie bag' to bring home leftovers from a restaurant, but all she had handy was the cat.
Aliantha Monday Feb 18 05:39 PM
IT'S NOT A BAG! (ask bruce)
Gravdigr Monday Feb 18 07:52 PM
If someone did that to my beloved Slick (Bombay cat), bodily harm would DEFINITELY be the order of the day!!
monster Monday Feb 18 10:28 PM
Aliantha Monday Feb 18 10:29 PM
my kids used to love that show when they were little.
Flint Tuesday Feb 19 12:38 AM
why the hell didn't I think of that? ha ha ha it's catdog
Giant Salamander Thursday Feb 21 01:09 AM
It's definitely art. From what I can tell, it's quality craftsmanship, and the materials are interesting...but, without the medium's shock value, it's just a somewhat nifty 2-purses-in-1...thing.
Grismar Thursday Feb 28 12:11 PM
Is it art? Of course it is, if someone says it is and someone else feels the need to disagree, it's not just art, it's engaging art. Whether it's fun, clever or beautiful is strictly subjective. Whether it's good or successful also depends on arbitrary marks, though a majority might agree. But then, art is hardly democratic. Personally, I favour "it's art if anyone says it is". Saying something is art provokes the audience to take another look and look at something with a different outlook.