Friday, February 16, 2007

Art Appreciation Fridays with copyranter, #5.

(click images for closer look)
—tomato/knife, 1989, by Pratt Institute graduate Robert Mapplethorpe. One of the revolutionary artist's last photos.
Right—tomato/plastic knife, 2007, by School of Visual Arts graduate mark copyranter. Artist was naked with a bullwhip inserted in his anus (NSFW!) during the shoot.
previous art appreciation with copyranter posts:
1. Andy Warhol, "Oxidation"
2. Ellsworth Kelly, "The Gate"
3. Andy Warhol, "Pepper Pot"
4. DEAD BULL: Victorious Matador


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, let me guess, the tomato symbolizes something and the knife symbolizes something else. These are examples of that there symbolical art, right?

12:33 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

You mean there's a difference between these two?

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Only when the bullwhip was inserted in the anus did it become "art".

I'm sure Robert Misanthrope has a rhesus monkey desperately clinging to his balls when he stuck the ol' knife in.

You should be able to sell this puppy for at least 5 grand at some downtown gallery.

2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is already old... time to move on, bro.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous, why don't you start your own blog? I'd love to see your "work".

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude you're so frustrated

6:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


This logic dictates that you can't criticize movies (unless you're a filmmaker), food served while dining out (unless you're a restauranter), or air travel (unless you run an airline).

And -- please correct me if I'm wrong -- one fundamental difference between blogs and other media is the little "Comment" link automatically published with each and every post.

Whether true or not, bloglodytes tout this as proof positive that their's is more than a passive medium.

In other words, this IS my blog.

7:04 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

above anon is right. I could make it "my" blog by closing it to comments.

however, I will continue this feature until I get tired of it. I really enjoyed carefully inserting that plastic knife into that vine-grown tomato.

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mapplethorpe. Now THERE is a hack.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CR: I know it's really YOUR blog... just using some literary license to make my point.

Adding that disclaimer to the original post would have been deflating.

1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Props to CR for calling a spade a spade. Seperating art from douche....

12:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAH! This is the perfect example of what comes out of Pratt and what comes out of SVA.

11:17 AM  
Blogger jos said...

the way the tomato is out of focus, and the texture(and scratches) on the cardboard(?) backdrop make it BETTER than the original.

brilliant, mr ranter, brilliant.

p.s. i linked to your site

1:39 PM  

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