As we know, art is subjective and one man’s masterpiece is another man’s toilet bowl that needs scrubbing. They may be the same man but that man’s perspective is key to making a meaningful commentary on creation, representation and aesthetics. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and The Eye of The Beholder should be the title of a Lifetime movie based on controversial “well dressing” done in the likeness of Princess Diana in the quiet British town of Chesterfield.
I suspect that the events of November 8, 2016 sent a lot of us running for the nearest bar. Some sheltered in place under their couches, while others were sent running for the couch at their therapist’s office. No matter your politics, that day was a doozy and it had a lot of us shook. James Franco, America’s busiest beaver, had himself a good old fashioned “come to Jesus” moment.
Frank Ocean performed at FYF Fest in Los Angeles over the weekend and brought a surprise guest on stage for his performance of Close to You/Never Can Say Goodbye. The surprised and mostly delighted crowd were buzzing when everybody’s favorite stoner dad, Brad Pitt joined Frank onstage via split screen looking like a Sad Keanu who finally got Adele to answer his calls.
Have you ever been to a really bad, off-brand wax museum? They have them all over the world. I’ve been to a few, because I love terrible things. However, I’ve never been to Madame Tussauds. I just always assumed that they had some quality standards to live up to, given their name recognition and popularity. Personally, I have no desire to see an accurate representation of what Tom Cruise looks like in real life, or to take a fake selfie with Forrest Gump. I’m into outsider art, not tourists traps.
But then that version of Beyoncé (courtesy of Hip Hop Weekly) happened.
Surprise, Surprise, People Are Pissed About This Picture Of Kathy Griffin Holding A “Bloody” Trump Mask (UPDATE)
When Jabba the Trump won the election, Amanda Palmer said that it’s going to be a shit show but at least the world would get some “amazing satirically political art” Well, ask and ye shall receive, Amanda!
The edgiest artist who ever arted, Tyler Shields, and proud attention whore Kathy Griffin got together and made some HIGH ART that’s got both sides shaking their heads. Some conservatives, including Jabba the Trump Jr., have dropped their champagne popsicles to wave a fist of rage at Kathy and demand that the FBI stop investigating Russia and start investigating that ginger threat to POTUS (they didn’t say that but I’m sure Trump will). Some liberals, including Chelsea Clinton, are side-eying Kathy like, “Bitch, you ain’t helping.”
About a week after, Shia LaBeouf had a meltdown in a Jerry’s Deli over french fries (understandable) and got kicked out, he has announced that he’s going away from civilization for a month. No, Shia is not checking himself into anger management rehab. Shia will be art-ing.