Monday, March 26, 2007

yet another post on very odd art....

This seminal masterpiece by Tom Friedman, 1,000 Hours of Staring, was created between 1992 and 1997 and is categorized as being a "stare on paper". Appraised at an approximate value of great big whopping gobs of cash, this blank sheet of paper was stared at by Friedman for one thousand hours over several years.

Not only does this provocative piece raise penetrating questions about how art is seen and made, it also asks in a petulant manner: "Could L also produce a blank sheet of paper and stare at it, thereby resulting in terribly fashionable awards, glowing reviews and lots and lots and lots of money?"

Of course, there are many other things I stare at blankly on a regular basis -- and they could possibly fetch an even more impressive sum than a mere sheet of paper. Not only can I stare at paper, but I can also stare blankly at tofu, pleated pants, junk mail, empty pizza boxes, dirty socks and used kleenex-- all of which I am perfectly willing to auction off to the highest bidder in order to finance a more bohemian lifestyle filled with servants and ponies.

Serious enquiries only please.

* additional odd art pieces may be found in the drop down box under my avatar



Blogger ordinarygirl said...

There are enough people that want "art" that it might work! You could up your odds on ebay by stating you saw a vision of the virgin mary while staring. Be sure to point out that only holy people can see the vision in the tissue.

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, what do you think of my masterpiece?

5:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not sure it is proper for a gentleman to look at your odd art pieces under your avatar, ma’am.

8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

L, have any offers on my masterpiece yet? It's over there under ordinarygirl stamped 5:56 PM.
I think it is a rather fetching chunk of blankness.

You sell it and I will reward you with a handsome finders fee.

9:54 PM  
Blogger L said...

ordinarygirl: you could be right... heh heh heh

goader: your masterpiece is almost as breathtaking as mine: 2000 hours of staring at blank computer screen. Regarding the other odd art pieces, you are probably correct about them being highly improper :)

11:27 PM  
Blogger Sebastien said...

I love contemporary art. It's all about marketing, haha... well, part of it is, there's some great stuff too.

2:22 AM  
Blogger L said...

Sebastien: ha ha! it is totally all about the marketing sometimes...

11:50 PM  

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