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Re: [BKARTS] The hell with art.



And on the otherside- After Mapplethorp was busted twice, and then the Supreme Court declared it art his photos that were going for $275.00 soon were selling for $2500.00- I guess there is a silver lining to artistic intolerance after all.

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----- Original Message -----
From: Jules Siegel <siegel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date:         Tue, 8 Jun 2004 16:57:17 -0500
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BKARTS] The hell with art.

> The hell with art. Let's talk about politics. Art is so over. Because of
> people like Richard Minsky, bookart will soon be on the terrorism list.
> I don't want to be put in Guantanamo. Kitsch is where it's at. I am
> going to go get a job painting plates for tourists in the local
> handicrafts market.
>
> Following is an exchange from newsroom-l. No answering this, please. It
> is presented for your amusement only. It's performance art. Worse, it's
> going backstage at the Gran Guignol and finding out it's actually a
> reality show.
>
> > Leigh Meyers wrote:
> >
> > "Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."
> >
> > President Dwight D. Eisenhower, April 16, 1953
>
> Everyone knows that Eisenhower was a Communist. Besides, with global
> warming people won't be cold any more. With the money that the poor will
> save on shelter, warmth and clothing they can eat at McDonald's.
>
> I am fantasizing about having a complete infantile kicking and screaming
> tantrum. I was *against* Eisenhower. I still have my lapel button of a
> shoe sole with a hole in it. I don't know. Can we bring back
> Richard Nixon? Wasn't he more fun than the people who brought you black
> hooded images not seen since the days of the Inquisition?
>
> Have a nice day, Internet viewers.
>
>
>
>
>
> --
> JULES SIEGEL Apdo. 1005 77501-Cancun Q. Roo Mexico
> http://www.cafecancun.com/bookarts/robot.htm
>
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                       Spring[binding]Hath Sprung
         Worldwide Springback Bind-O-Rama and Online Exhibition
            Full information at <http://www.philobiblon.com>
                   ENTRY DEADLINE -- September 1, 2004

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