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i think i just got carpal tunnel just quickly scrolling past all that crap

Posted by kinkos | January 22, 2008 2:32 PM

Today in hideous art...

Posted by Zookeeper | January 22, 2008 2:37 PM

Why can't you be there? You can get a flight direct from Seattle to Manchester, thirty miles away now, or Vancouver to Liverpool if you prefer. It's a lovely city. Tate Liverpool is in Albert Dock, arguably the finest industrial building in the history of the world. I wouldn't go inside, though.

Posted by Fnarf | January 22, 2008 3:26 PM

i'm no art cricket, but those first 3 sculptures look like they were made by a wealthy suburban housewife [probably alcoholic] with way too much free time on her hands, then sold to another wealthy suburban housewife [probably drunk at the time] at an arts & crafts fair for way too much money. does she make cookie jars, too?

Posted by brandon | January 22, 2008 4:24 PM

That's an amazing and fascinating art story. Also--that picture of her holding a gun? That is so what I've always wanted to look like--a secretly aggressive skinny little French girl with a huge fucking gun.

Posted by Ari Spool | January 22, 2008 4:26 PM

I love her fountain at the Beaubourg. But a lot of the rest of it is like some shit by a Texas women's college art teacher.

It's all BIG and COLORFUL and SPARKLY.

But that gun shit rocks. Ever watch Bill Burroughs make his gun painting/sculpture/things? Hot shit.

And yeah, ARI SPOOL, chicks with guns...dah-hay-yam!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | January 22, 2008 8:43 PM

And WTF? Is this REALLY a Jen Graves post with a jump?!?!?

Thank you, Baby Jesus!

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | January 22, 2008 8:44 PM

Phalle's paintings were so much more Pop than feminist (hence the involvement of Robert, Jasper & suburban housewives in creating her work).

Posted by Jean-Genet Ramsey | January 22, 2008 10:37 PM

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