Wednesday, December 2, 2009
7 Days in the art World-the Studio Visit
Takashi Murakami an interesting artist? He is a boss, a manager, a quality control specialist, a designer, a rich man and has more studios than he needs. Output is good to have in quantity but three studios in japan with hands working for Murakami laying out the blueprint of what needs to be done is this absurd?well yes indead. The whole production line art approach goes back hundreds of years to Rembrandt and Tintoretto, to modern times with Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Warhol. I would personally like for the artist to have less output as a production line but to put himself more into his art and instead of making it seem so dry and fabricated. I disliked the chapter. There is so much rubish about a ragamuffin looking sculpture called the "Oval Buddha". The sculpture looks fun just as his sculpture of the anime girl squirting milk out of her tits but it is dumb. is dumb good. I think we may have to ask one of his mushroom people with all the eyes. His work is superfluous. I think of it as eye candy. Maybe something used as a design for something or a public sculpture at a childs playground but not high art. Paul McCarthy and the Viennese Aktionist art more high brow. There is nothing wrong with this but he is important as an artist because he is on the cusp of high brow and low brow. Why he wants to be there I don't know.