Tag Archive: money

BLACK MASS

The glasses are empty, the serving tray is empty, the painted artist’s palette, too. Everything in artworld is empty. In the beginning art had a sacred function; it was used to facilitate communication… Continue reading

SHTICKS AND CARROTS

Every other year and more so every four years, the pols turn their focus away from the donor class’s underparts and talk at the rest of us for a bit. Both left and… Continue reading

BLUE FOOLS IN ARTWORLD

Fine art, these days, isn’t either fine or art. It’s not even cultural capital, per Pierre Bourdieu and Dyske Suematsu that’s been objectified then monetized. It is more than anything else a speculative… Continue reading

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME COGNITIVE DISSONANCE?

Once upon a time there were some situations, in an arena/on TV, where violently aggressive behavior was encouraged and other situations, anywhere else, where it is discouraged. These situations were—or were kept—separate. The… Continue reading

THE “WE-WATCH” YOU

This is the hippest gadget you can buy, or will be able to buy next year, if you stand in line for more than a day and your credit is good. You gotta… Continue reading

THE MYTH OF MODERNISM

This drawing is about the modernist artist, of a species long extinct. Was Rothko (suicide, 1970) the last famous one? In the top left frame we see the solitary poor—perhaps an addict—modernist having… Continue reading

SELFOBJECT, ART OBJECT

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Usually when I get a drawing idea, I write it down, a graph or… Continue reading

Red Inc.

People have always had a tendency to treat other people as other than human, like animals or machines. But this is tempered by people just being people which makes destroying others sort of… Continue reading

Money is laundering

“The moral flabbiness born of the exclusive worship of the bitch-goddess SUCCESS. That – with the squalid cash interpretation put on the word ‘success’ – is our national disease.” ― William James In… Continue reading