Best Link Ever! Why the Long Face, Dude?

by Karen Archey on August 7, 2009 · 4 comments Best Link Ever!

POST BY KAREN ARCHEY
Karen Archey, Paddy Johnson, sturgeon face, Art Fag City
An extreme dude about to do something extreme

Something fishy is going on here! This week’s Best Link Ever, sturgeonface.com, compiles unfortunate photos of facial expressions supposedly resembling that of a sturgeon. After a quick image search for “sturgeons,” we’re not sure what the connection is—the fish’s mouth looks tubular rather than grimacing—but we enjoy the concept regardless. While trying to make sense of the phenomena here at AFC headquarters I described the sturgeon’s mouth to Editor Paddy Johnson as an “inside out vagina,” to which she made a proper sturgeon face. Problem solved.

Best Link Ever is a weekly column posted on Fridays culling the best gems of the Internet, maintained by AFC Associate Editor Karen Archey.

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F. Murray Rumpelstiltskin August 9, 2009 at 9:43 am

Anyone could paint that’ and 7 other myths about art
http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20090806/cm_csm/yjohnson

I read that article and…

1. Viewing work online or in reproduction gives an accurate account of the artwork.

Okay, that’s true.

2. This work generated so much discussion, it must be good!

That’s not much of a point. Filer. A bad song on an album.

3. Anything can be art!

Anything can. Drop some grease into a pot of water. Or paint. Or something that floats.

4. Value is completely subjective.

It is. Even if I had a billion dollars to my name I still wouldn’t spend $10,000,000 for a painting. Or even $1,000,000. I don’t care who painted it. That’s entirely subjective. And that’s how people are. Ask somebody – if you had a billion dollars would you…

5. I don’t know enough about art to talk about it.

This contradicts your other points.

6. Anyone could do that.

Very often that’s true. That was Duchamp’s point. Really. Maybe it’ll take another few hundred years before everybody gets that fact.

7. Elitism rules the art world.

It does.

8. Most artists are “ahead of their time.”

90% of anything is crap. The layout of your blog as for example.

Sturgeon’s Law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon%27s_Law

cheers,
F. Murray Rumpelstiltskin

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F. Murray Rumpelstiltskin August 9, 2009 at 4:43 am

Anyone could paint that’ and 7 other myths about art
http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20090806/cm_csm/yjohnson

I read that article and…

1. Viewing work online or in reproduction gives an accurate account of the artwork.

Okay, that’s true.

2. This work generated so much discussion, it must be good!

That’s not much of a point. Filer. A bad song on an album.

3. Anything can be art!

Anything can. Drop some grease into a pot of water. Or paint. Or something that floats.

4. Value is completely subjective.

It is. Even if I had a billion dollars to my name I still wouldn’t spend $10,000,000 for a painting. Or even $1,000,000. I don’t care who painted it. That’s entirely subjective. And that’s how people are. Ask somebody – if you had a billion dollars would you…

5. I don’t know enough about art to talk about it.

This contradicts your other points.

6. Anyone could do that.

Very often that’s true. That was Duchamp’s point. Really. Maybe it’ll take another few hundred years before everybody gets that fact.

7. Elitism rules the art world.

It does.

8. Most artists are “ahead of their time.”

90% of anything is crap. The layout of your blog as for example.

Sturgeon’s Law
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sturgeon%27s_Law

cheers,
F. Murray Rumpelstiltskin

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steezoValenti December 19, 2009 at 4:39 pm

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steezoValenti December 19, 2009 at 12:39 pm

My shit isn’t fancy but this is the best hip hip site on the internet. Look at how cool my name is. I’m not making a false boast. Everyone else it.

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