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These days, 'art' is an almost meaningless term, since it has to include this:

http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/creed-work-no-233-p78388




Art is anything that someone somewhere could claim is not art.


Is anything that anyone claims as art.


The work’s irreverent message appears discreet due to its small size and almost apologetic lower-case lettering; the blank expanse of the rest of the page, however, gives the words disproportionate weight and presence. This simultaneously self-effacing and assertive quality is typical of Creed’s work.

I don't know where to begin. If I didn't know any better I'd think this was a parody.


I was in the same boat as you; reading this shed some light:

http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/14y6fj/el...


You had me at "fu". Bookmarked!

And, on a more serious note, pretty depressing.


Being depressed by this is a bit like being depressed by pop because you think only classical music is music. He's not stopping anyone from doing better art. I wouldn't be into his art particularly but neither am I into the sort of paintings you see in national galleries either. Really it wouldn't surprise me if he turned around one day and said the whole thing was a big joke. He practically does just that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6syZr_me_Bg


The question is, how do you get the the point in your career where you can put stuff like this and people laud it?

If I went to a gallery and offered this up I'd obviously be laughed out of the place.


Indeed, I only found depressing the fact that this "work" made it to a prestigious museum.


Nowadays being alive is art.




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