Monday, July 18, 2005

Back In Florida... So Here's More Odd Art

I'm still a bit tired after my romp through Denver and Orlando this week, so I shall be terribly lazy and post another installment of very odd art.

This lovely masterpiece is one of a series of "Piss Paintings" by Andy Warhol. The base is acrylic with copper metallic paint, upon which the artist has urinated, causing oxidation.

According to Bonham's site, "Warhol produced this work during the 70s, an era of hedonistic excess. His idea was to unveil what was beneath the veneer of vacuous disco music and dubious fashion, to reveal a dark underbelly of out-of-control and sometimes dangerous behaviour fuelled by copious amounts of willingly shared drugs and sex partners."

Because I have yet to win the lottery, I may take a page from Warhol's book, so to speak. Should I take a bunch of exotic drugs, listen to disco and wander around pissing on things? It sounds like it pays rather well. I can be vacuous and wear dubious fashions as well, which might be less stressful than most occupations.

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After tonight we will return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Tomorrow on Random_Speak: L expounds on the joys and wonders of Disney World.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Carmi said...

Pee as art. I'm definitely in the wrong business.

11:53 AM  
Anonymous rurality said...

I like odd art. Unfortunately my husband does not. Not so much, anyway.

11:54 AM  
Anonymous Carol said...

Hmmm. When I worked in the lab I had a lot of spills that looked like this. A lot also due to oxidation depending on what I was doing that day. I could have sold them for millions and been rich, and not even had to pull my pants down!

11:54 AM  
Anonymous happy and blue said...

So does writing your name in the snow count as art..

11:54 AM  
Anonymous rainypete said...

Hey! Every winter I'm an artist!! Actually I made some art in the bushes just the other day too!

Dinsey was not on my list of things that impressed me in Florida.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Larry Jones said...

I wish I could blog in urine instead of ones and zeroes. Then I'd be makin' the Big Bucks, eh?

11:55 AM  
Anonymous herge smith said...

I rather like it.

I wonder if it still smells after all this time?

11:55 AM  
Anonymous glomgold said...

I am not convinced it isn't a photo of some lady's choch. In case I added up all the negatives wrong in that sentence, I'm saying I think it's a woman and her short 'n curlies.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Benda Love said...

If you do any exotic drugs, just make sure they are IN your body and not ON your body.

11:56 AM  
Anonymous -c said...

Call me crazy, but I thought it was a leprechaun of African-origin, splattered on someone's windshield...

11:56 AM  
Anonymous that girl said...

happy & blue stole the words out of my mouth.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous that girl said...

...er, keyboard. not mouth.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous Vile File said...

I can be vacuous and wear dubious fashions as well...


works for me.

11:57 AM  
Anonymous redelicious said...

A total non-sequitur: Just wanted to let you know that you have a virtual life as a "Sim" over on Adventures in Cyberia (adventuresincyberia.blogspot.com)...I have been so obsessed with playing the game that I'm finally getting around to making sure people know about it. You are a member of the "Summers" family and are in love with your roommate, Frally.

I've been enjoying your blog - I grew up near the TPA area (Sarasota).

Cheers
Heidi
www.redelicious.typepad.com

11:58 AM  
Anonymous sarah said...

Do art people consider Andy Warhol a legit artist?

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Silver Moon said...

A year ago my oldest daughter phoned home with great excitement in her voice after visiting the art dept. of a school she was interested in attending for college. She had stumbled upon an exhibit of Warhol paintings. None of them were from the piss series....... L, you do find the oddest art!!

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Silver Moon said...

>>>makes note that I must read the comments here b4 posting mine!. ROFL at this comment thread!

11:59 AM  
Blogger L said...

Carmi: it's not too late to change!

Rurality: I will try to keep posting stuff for you then

Carol: that's too bad. hindsight is always 20-20, isn't it?

Happy&Blue: I think that qualifies as "performance art"

rainypete: actually, Disney was quite amusing-- I still have to post on that.... I'm terribly irresponsible these days

Larry: yes, it's really too bad

Herge: probably -- I wouldn't buy it myself ...

glomgold: in some cases a double negative equals a positive.... maybe that was his subconscious theme.

Brenda: I don't think they'd do any good at all on the outside of my body.

-c: this could be a Rorshach test

that girl: heh heh

Ms. Vile: too bad we can't make a career out of that

Heidi: glad you've enjoyed the blog! I feel all tingly now that I'm a Sims character I hope I get to be trashy and irresponsible-- am I getting any action?

Sarah: sure they do. unfortunately, I really don't know anything about art. I just like to make fun of it

Green Eyed Lady: I look long and hard (heh heh) to find just the right quality art for this blog, just so you know...

11:59 AM  

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