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Date: 12/03/07 02:25 AM

62 Responses to Abstract Art or Baby`s Scribbles

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 2, 2007 at 9:38 pm
    Link: Abstract Art or Baby`s Scribbles - Toddler fools the art world into buying his ketchup paintings. With images of the ``art`` and ``artist.``
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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 2:32 am
    And yet I actually like the paintings :3
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    Berserk505 Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 2:35 am
    i`d buy it
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    hellavon Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 2:42 am
    Alls that kid has to do is die now and he`ll be famous.
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    snoopdawgg Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 2:42 am
    its not that the 2 year old kid can paint like abstract artists. it is that abstract artists are 2 year-olds.
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    ManilaRose Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:01 am
    And that my friends is why I dislike modern art. Because everything looks like it was done by two year olds. D:

    "The striking use of oriental calligraphy has the kanji-like characters stampeding from the page, showing the new ascent of the East. It is one of Linsky`s most experimental works.""

    Typical art critique RIGHT there. <_<

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    UnKnownHero Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:16 am
    Wish my parents had given me some paint and said, "go make a mess on that board" id be famous.
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:17 am
    I say scribbles.
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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:18 am
    And WTF!? There is no way that little white kid no Kanji but I guess they did say Kanji like.
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    kpforizzle Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:27 am
    i would buy that elephant picture
  11. Profile photo of Itsdude56
    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:39 am
    anyone can be an artist >.> just make something random and sell it
  12. Profile photo of _Requiem_
    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:50 am
    Abstract art makes me angry :P
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    loljessifa Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 4:27 am
    cte kid.
    I used to paint like that.
    If only we had the internet in the early 90`s.
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    nerb Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 5:41 am
    XD I liked the elephant thing. But then I love artwork done by little kids because it`s blotchy and messy and... well, done by two year olds. ^_^ *wants to be a nursery nurse*
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    PianoMan21 Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 6:00 am
    Dadaism pwnd.
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    FeeFee Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 6:09 am
    Okay seriously...that is not art >.<. I think it is really annoying that anyone...even little kids, can randomly slop paint down with no objective and call a mess art.
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    lockedup Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 6:17 am
    At least he`s not painting on the walls... ? :/
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    lockedup Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 6:18 am
    Well, then they`d probably call it a masterpiece mural...
  19. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 6:31 am
    And how the hell do i fail art every year I take it?
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    ippa Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 7:01 am
    OH WOW! I really can`t see the art in that.
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 7:03 am
    what happened to real art?few hundred years ago you had to be good to be famous,these days any idiot can become a artist by slashing around with a brush on paper,whoever gets the idea to call that...garbage art should be impaled
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    elliannah Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 7:21 am
    I hate modern art. You don`t need talent.

    However, I do like this boy`s pictures...I think kid`s "artwork" is adorable...especially when they talk to you about it...cause they babble on about everything in it when you`re just thinking "It`s just one random blob of color..."

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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 8:15 am
    I don`t consider that art "professional". Maybe art that you can hang on the fridge.
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    duncstar Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 9:54 am
    Jesus, I never realised that I-Am-Bored was full of so many people who appear to not be able to read. The kids mother says she thinks it isn`t art, and made up the over-exaggerated captions to see if they would dupe anyone. For christ`s sake it`s all a joke!
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    Tankity Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2007 at 10:05 am
    I would pay over $100 for the first painting, "The Best Loved Elephant" without hesitation. Forget the source for a moment and scrutinize it as you would any other painting. A contemporary artist could only dream of such inspirational use of color and multiple mediums. I was truly struck by the depth of this piece. The fact that A child painted it adds to the beauty and awe-factor. It also makes for a wonderful conversation piece. In fact, I have a piece in my foyer which was done by an eight year-old using chalk, crayon and paint. It gets a lot of comments.
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    GummyWurmz Female 13-17
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    December 3, 2007 at 11:33 am
    I would buy them...Nah actually, id make my own. Im not paying those money grabbing tightwads.
  27. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 12:51 pm
    how much would that be in us dollars? i could easily do some of those scribbles and make lots of money!
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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    It proves a very good point. Looks pretty cool anyway.
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    BurnBurn Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 1:15 pm
    $41.26 at the current exchange rate
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    thedobkins Male 30-39
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    December 3, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    It is NOT the art WORLD that was fooled, you fools!!!!! There are MANY forms of art AND art critics. Just because modern abstract world was fooled doesn`t make artists idiots, which is what this story implies. Pisses me off.
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    ElectricLust Female 13-17
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    December 3, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    Give any 2 year old paint and that`s what they`ll produce.
  32. Profile photo of summerfly
    summerfly Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    And that`s why abstract art is BS(for the MOST part)
    You people say you would buy some of those, but you could..you know...make them yourself also

    *I didn`t read it. Didn`t feel like it. I might later

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    Evil_Smurf Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 3:54 pm
    This is good stuff. I smiled. :)
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    kevinz Male 13-17
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    December 3, 2007 at 4:42 pm
    Abstract art = Random crap that people insist is art.

    I can`t believe people actually paid money for this stuff.

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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
    1141 posts
    December 3, 2007 at 4:44 pm
    modern art seriously is that easy i think. like some of them are just a black dot and everyone is like " oh my god!! amazing!". I mean come on! I can do that too!
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    elisita Female 18-29
    14 posts
    December 3, 2007 at 4:55 pm
    Damn... if this is art I`ve been pooting masterpieces for years.
  37. Profile photo of Saragato
    Saragato Female 18-29
    721 posts
    December 3, 2007 at 4:58 pm
    Modern art is a bunch of BS. Being an artist myself, I`m disgusted that people are crooning over stuff like this. It`s a child being a child. Every kid makes a mess with paints and calls it art. Fine for the mom to lie and say it`s gorgeous, but selling it as if it is actually something? That`s flat out stupid.
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    shizzamX Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    bahahahah. i love paintings like that, they`re so wild and you don`t have to have skillz to make them (:
  39. Profile photo of Lixa123
    Lixa123 Female 18-29
    579 posts
    December 3, 2007 at 5:34 pm
    Love that most people are saying ABSTRACT art is a load of BS. It`s not ABSTRACT, it`s MODERN. Abstract, to me, is the stuff Salvador Dali`s paintings are. Modern is that messy blob on the canvas. Regardless, I think it looks kinda cool ^_^
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    silverfyre Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm
    I`ll bet someone would buy it. I`m not into modern art. I draw the line at Picasso.
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    Gigaman Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    was it just me or did that "Best Loved Elephant" thing look like a giant Rock man holding a giant-ass sword o.o
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    eviloreos04 Female 13-17
    135 posts
    December 3, 2007 at 7:06 pm
    i like is color choices. i would buy the first one fo sho.
  43. Profile photo of ImNoGod
    ImNoGod Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 7:07 pm
    The best loved elephant looks AWESOME. No joke, it really does.
  44. Profile photo of LadyAlathia
    LadyAlathia Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 7:57 pm
    Gigaman has the right idea.

    it`s ABSTRACT! The painting is whatever you WANT it to be!

    That`s how photographers get away with calling their work art and not science! Anyone can point and click... but an artist will shoot something that can relate to anyone!

    It doesn`t matter if the work was done by a two year old or a sixty year old. If you like it, if it speaks to you, if you can find meaning (intended or incidental) it is ART.

    True art is not made for the artist... art is made for the appreciator.

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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 8:41 pm
    this proves the art-fanatics are full of ****. They`re so full of it that they dont know what real art is that even stupid ass finger paintings from 2 year olds can be worth millions to a dumbass with a fat paycheck. the kids paintings are ****ing scribbles and people are like "omg thats beautiful! I will pay hundreds!".

    That`s it. I`m going to lowes and buying some paint. Maybe I can make some money off scribbles.

  46. Profile photo of ElectricLust
    ElectricLust Female 13-17
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    December 3, 2007 at 8:49 pm
    Lixa Dali`s stuff was surreal
    not abstract
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    MarthFador Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 9:24 pm
    Abstract, to me, would be more along the lines of Picasso. This would be along the lines of `modern`....Or `the art for the rich, snobby people who can`t criticize actual art`.
    I admit the Elephant one was rather interesting, as much as an ink blot is interesting in the way that makes you tilt your head and say `Nope, still looks like a butterfly to me!`. I`d probably hang it somewhere and enjoy it if it were a present, but not go out of my way to buy...
    It is silly for people to be so high-priced over paintings like these...Stupid on the critics` parts, smart on that mother`s part. Making money off of other`s stupidity! Genius!
  48. Profile photo of summerfly
    summerfly Female 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 9:27 pm
    *yeah I guess the term is "modern"

    whatever. everything`s too technical these days

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    jebler Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 9:32 pm
    ive been saying for years that all the abstract modern art that some poeple claim to understand the meaning of is all bs. only the person who painted/sculpted something abstract knows its meaning if it has one. all the pretentious people who act like they see something in paint randomly thrown on canvas are pretending so they can look cool and intelligent. if someone with real painting skill really had a message or idea to get across in paint form they would make it something that clearly communicated it or make you think of the main thought, idea, opinion or whatever was.
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    Frosty555 Male 18-29
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    December 3, 2007 at 10:33 pm
    Y`know, the "Best Loved Elephant" painting really isn`t half bad...
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    diegotx Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2007 at 12:03 am
    what happened to real art?few hundred years ago you had to be good to be famous,these days any idiot can become a artist by slashing around with a brush on paper,whoever gets the idea to call that...garbage art should be impaled

    I totally agree with you

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    diegotx Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2007 at 12:06 am
    BRB I`m going to "paint" (I`m using the term LOOSELY) some sh-t and then I`m going to try to sell it (fooling people) saying that it was done by a modern artist
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    ghostofme Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2007 at 1:03 am
    ""The striking use of oriental calligraphy has the kanji-like characters stampeding from the page, showing the new ascent of the East. It is one of Linsky`s most experimental works."

    Proof that these drating people are so full of poo. Thank god someone is finally pointing out the obvious: "IT LOOKS LIKE A CHILD PAINTED THIS. AND, WAIT, THIS TIME IT WAS!"

    Abstract art is so pointless. I will never be able to understand why people pay money for that poo. It`s a doodle.

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    Clayboy Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2007 at 2:08 am
    reminds me of rap music
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    patriotpappy Male 50-59
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    December 4, 2007 at 1:12 pm
    reminds me of rap music

    ^Clayboy wins "post of the day" with 5 simple words!

  56. Profile photo of Alanda
    Alanda Female 18-29
    295 posts
    December 4, 2007 at 5:06 pm
    I think that the parents are a little stupid to have given the kid paints.....I bet more of it went in his mouth than on the canvas. Maybe when he`s a little older, of course, but the statement "he could hold a paintbrush when he was eight months old" annoyed me.
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    sulu Male 18-29
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    December 4, 2007 at 6:16 pm
    Strange I thought it was silly until I saw the ones that sold.

    They looked pretty good....

    odd...

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    icelover Female 13-17
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    December 4, 2007 at 6:44 pm
    sweet... and i agree alot^^

    XD
    <3

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    SmashingPkin Female 13-17
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    December 4, 2007 at 6:55 pm
    Some abstract is good. But the kind with like a red circle in the middle of a canvas is crap. Once again proving crap can be "art"
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    headwound Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    I really don`t mind if it was done by a toddler; I generally like this kind of art. I`m not saying I would ever -buy- abstract art though.
  61. Profile photo of beeheehee
    beeheehee Male 13-17
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    December 4, 2007 at 9:56 pm
    I had a poo that looked like "the best loved elephant".
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    Austelle Female 13-17
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    December 6, 2007 at 7:17 am
    I like both "The Best Loved Elephant" and "Sunset"!

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