Yahoo Answers Solves Crap on Crap

by Art Fag City on August 31, 2009 · 16 comments Blurb


A sculpture made from wooden thrift-shop chairs by Marc Andre Robinson. “Unmonumental: The Object in the 21st Century,” the first exhibit at The New Museum

Yahoo answers’ deep knowledge base brings us much needed resolution to questions we failed to ask during last week’s crap on crap debate.

What are the best objects to make a contemporary assemblage sculpture with?

Best answer:

I’d suggest whatever objects catch your attention. That when assembled communicate an idea and aren’t just a cluster of items for the sake of just making an assemblage.

Glad we got that question solved.

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tom moody August 31, 2009 at 4:18 pm

That “found chairs doing a backflip” was done in the late 80s/early 90s by a Texas-based sculptor named Joseph Havel. I’ll look for a picture–you’ll be amazed how similar the Robinson sculpture is. I’ve seen the trope elsewhere, too. Good attack of the clones material and the perfect thing to ask Yahoo Answers about.

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tom moody August 31, 2009 at 11:18 am

That “found chairs doing a backflip” was done in the late 80s/early 90s by a Texas-based sculptor named Joseph Havel. I’ll look for a picture–you’ll be amazed how similar the Robinson sculpture is. I’ve seen the trope elsewhere, too. Good attack of the clones material and the perfect thing to ask Yahoo Answers about.

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vanderleun August 31, 2009 at 6:23 pm

Soon to become a Cohen Brothers film, “Burn After Building.”

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vanderleun August 31, 2009 at 1:23 pm

Soon to become a Cohen Brothers film, “Burn After Building.”

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SL August 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm

There is also a installation nearly identical to Robinson’s piece in the Anthroplogie store window in Rockefeller Plaza. I guess there must be something to this crap on crap thing.

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SL August 31, 2009 at 7:02 pm

There is also a installation nearly identical to Robinson’s piece in the Anthroplogie store window in Rockefeller Plaza. I guess there must be something to this crap on crap thing.

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SL August 31, 2009 at 2:02 pm

There is also a installation nearly identical to Robinson’s piece in the Anthroplogie store window in Rockefeller Plaza. I guess there must be something to this crap on crap thing.

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greg.org August 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm

window dressers are the biggest/quickest ripoff artists around.

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greg.org August 31, 2009 at 8:28 pm

window dressers are the biggest/quickest ripoff artists around.

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greg.org August 31, 2009 at 3:28 pm

window dressers are the biggest/quickest ripoff artists around.

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Jesse Patrick Martin August 31, 2009 at 8:34 pm

The junk lady from Labyrinth wants her aesthetic back.

http://www.clairesdotcom.com/labyrinth/other/junklady01.jpg

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Jesse Patrick Martin August 31, 2009 at 8:34 pm

The junk lady from Labyrinth wants her aesthetic back.

http://www.clairesdotcom.com/labyrinth/other/junklady01.jpg

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Jesse Patrick Martin August 31, 2009 at 3:34 pm

The junk lady from Labyrinth wants her aesthetic back.

http://www.clairesdotcom.com/labyrinth/other/junklady01.jpg

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adam avikainen October 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

the waiting room of the prison seafood restaurant, next to the crab tank

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adam avikainen October 5, 2009 at 1:49 pm

the waiting room of the prison seafood restaurant, next to the crab tank

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adam avikainen October 5, 2009 at 9:49 am

the waiting room of the prison seafood restaurant, next to the crab tank

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