Sunday, December 02, 2012

Doonan vents his spleen on the travesty of modern art, a travesty observed by Calvin & Hobbes 2 decades earlier

By all means read all of THIS link ...

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/doonan/2012/11/art_basel_why_i_m_not_going_hint_it_s_because_the_modern_art_world_is_the.single.html
before skipping to THIS link.

Bill Watterson was famous in the industry for his staunch views on artist rights and control over licensing and merchandising over against what his publisher wanted to do.  Word has it that there's a documentary about Bill Watterson developing Calvin & Hobbes that's wrapping up, or should be, by late 2012 (according to a piece in Wired).  If the movie wraps and gets a 2013 then that movie and not others will be the most anticipated film of 2013 for this blogger. 

2 comments:

Headless Unicorn Guy said...

All I can say is I have seen much better art at Furry Con Art Shows and by punching in the names of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic characters on DeviantArt than you'll ever see in a Trendoid Art Museum.

High Art became a con game decades ago, preying on those with more money than sense who are pee-their-pants terrified of not being thought Trendy(TM) and Artistic(TM).

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

yep, which is what made Watterson's criticism of the art world so brilliant decades ago. The Calvin & Hobbes entries on art never failed to amuse me.

I don't know anything about Furry Con but I'd sooner meet McCracken and Faust than the trendy art scenesters. Sorta like how if I were to meet a comics creator I'd sooner meet Andi Watson than Adrian Tomine. Not that anyone necessarily wanted to know that. :)