Rats!

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I have a pretty narrow and conventional taste in art, and therefore am not a big fan of postmodern and conceptual art. I did watch Bravo’s Work of Art but mostly to laugh at the ridiculous amount of pretension. Which brings me to this week’s Style Imitating Art inspiration, Bansky’s “Roller Rat”. I like the piece, but I didn’t know the dot painting underneath was an original piece by Damien Hirst, and only when I read Jess’ post that I remembered where I’ve read that name before – the same place I got most of my random knowledge from, of course, Cracked.com.

Now I don’t know much about Banksy’s works, but I can fully appreciate the thoughts and messages behind them. Nothing pretentious here. Hirst’s stuff, on the other hand, is more likely to get my eyes rolling. Shenanigan indeed. To me any work that involves little skill and whose sole purpose is to shock the audience shouldn’t be called “art”; it’s an experiment at best. But then again, art is such a subjective thing to judge anyway (which, again, is why Work of Art is so entertaining.)

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My interpretation is pretty self-explanatory so I don’t think I need to talk about it, but don’t forget to check out Animated Cardigan to see the other bloggers’ take on it.

P/S: It’s nearly 85 degrees here today. In mid December. Inconceivable.

Shirt: Old Navy, Skirt: thrifted, Boots: Journee via Amazon, Necklace: Icing


4 Comments on “Rats!”

  1. Kate says:

    I really enjoy concept and postmodern… taken with a grain of salt. But I love your eyeroll style writing on the subject… if you get a chance, watch (Untitled). It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at the avant garde music and art world in NY and we had an exceptional time giggling and eye-rolling our way through it.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1132193/

  2. Megan says:

    I love this! One of my favorite outfits from you 🙂 I have a pretty broad taste in art myself, but I do agree that if the sole purpose is shock value, then it’s more of an experiment than an artful expression.

  3. ellomennopee says:

    This is the funnest blogger style challenge EVER, can’t wait to get involved in the next one!

  4. franishh says:

    That’s such a cool concept, dressing like a piece of art without being tacky. I think this is a great recreation.


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