Categories
Quotes

‘A line is a dot that went for a walk’

Dots and line art gif

A line is a dot that went for a walk. 

Paul Klee
Categories
Uncategorized

Okamoto Kiichi, 1920s
Okamoto Kiichi, 1920s

Categories
Uncategorized

Deliberate Misunderstanding

The obvious is boring, yet effective.

The abstract is more exciting, yet potentially unlikeable. But those that do get it appreciate it far more.

Obscurity drives the artist to make things mostly for the niche. That niche then becomes responsible for legitimizing the artist.

When weird becomes popular and cool, creativity faces resistance. The artist gets distracted by fame and tries too hard, or just conforms to their own hype. When you’re unknown, you set your own expectations and create freely.

Reaping the benefits of anonymity while striving for some recognition manufactures the artist dilemma, one that is lost or won in the freedom of work.

Categories
Uncategorized

Supermundane by Rob Lowe
Supermundane by Rob Lowe

Categories
Uncategorized

Camilla Barnard
Camilla Barnard

Categories
Uncategorized

Life and art can happen at any moment. If I go to the studio based on what the clock says, what am I supposed to do if I don’t have any feeling or thoughts right then?

— Chinese artist Xu Bing
Categories
Uncategorized

Christopher Scott

Categories
Uncategorized

Yiying Lu recreates her original “Fail Whale” for Twitter to a “Win Whale”.  

Categories
Uncategorized

Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Dustheads And more: Before the sales start on Tuesday night, art lovers can gaze at hundreds of millions of dollars of rarely seen artworks — Picassos and Pollocks, Cézannes and Calders — most of which will disappear into private collections, perhaps never to be viewed by the public again.
Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Dustheads And more: Before the sales start on Tuesday night, art lovers can gaze at hundreds of millions of dollars of rarely seen artworks — Picassos and Pollocks, Cézannes and Calders — most of which will disappear into private collections, perhaps never to be viewed by the public again.

Categories
Uncategorized

“When people start stealing shit, you know there’s a market out there.”

Theft is an estimation of demand.

Despite the fact that content providers have made it easier and more affordable to consume content online, primarily through streaming, people still steal stuff on the Internet because it’s easy and it feels free. “Everyone is doing it.”

But mass consumption means a lot of the stuff that gets stolen also gets trashed or ignored.

Value resides in the stuff worth keeping.

The paradox of free is a devaluation of the product. The product is just the marketing vehicle for upselling other stuff (events, tickets, merchandise, etc); basically the stuff that’s tangible and much harder to steal.

Free is a large market that creates other sales opportunities. The paid market is much harder to convert.