No Post Tonight: Shadow Art Fair overload edition

6a00e5501c3f7d883300e553df05598834-500wiI just got home from a marathon, 5-hour Shadow Art Fair judging session, so there won’t be anything new on the site tonight. I’m sorry about that, but I’m dead tired… I almost don’t even have the energy to share my brilliant new idea with you. It occurred to me as I was walking home from the meeting tonight, as I passed by a guy pissing against the side of a historic home. “What if,” I thought, “I could arrange to have the guys from Gallery 555 bring their priceless Banksy from Detroit, and set it up in the beer garden, for art lovers and other drunks to urinate against?” I’ve got to think that people would pony up a few bucks to piss against a famous work of art. I bet we could raise a thousand bucks that way, easy, and, with it, arm a legion of graffiti artists with spray paint and stencils… Oh, and this image didn’t come from one of the Shadow Art Fair applications that we were judging tonight. I was going to lie and say that it was, but it wasn’t. We had lots of good stuff to sort through, but nothing this inspired… And, here’s an interesting little historical note for you all – this isn’t the first post I’ve put up here on the site that touches on both Shadow Art Fair judging and pissing simultaneously.

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10 Comments

  1. Posted May 24, 2010 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    What are girls supposed to do? Watch the boys pee and laugh?

  2. Knox
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    Girls could pee against the wall too. Get with the times, Christine.

    http://www.go-girl.com/

    And, no offense to people out there with no arms and legs, but the woman in this picture freaks me out.

  3. tommy
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Similar to the placement of miniature flags into a pile of poop, which was done a few years back.

    http://www.pooprotest.com/

  4. Arp Tech
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I’d pay $5 to piss on the 55 Gallery.

  5. Kevin P
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 9:12 am | Permalink

    Didn’t someone once erase an Egon Schiele, and call the act art? I think the pissing away of a Banksy would be pretty much the same thing. It would be art. And, it would be fitting, seeing as when they took the piece from the context of the Packard Plant they pretty much pissed it away, at least culturally speaking.

  6. Edward
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    I would love to see a series of drawings capturing women in the act of peeing into their handbags. I wonder if the guy who did that panty and celery work is still around.

    http://www.lileks.com/institute/frahm/art1.html

  7. Edward
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    And there is, without a doubt, a trapped human soul in that thing pictured here. I don’t doubt it for a minute.

  8. Ted
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    If I’m not mistaken, that armless, legless doll thing has human hair.

  9. TRbnz
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    I liked the year you had that freaky girl with the foot fetish there, tanking photos of people’s feet.

  10. Alfie
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    My grandmother used to make shit like that. Freaked me the fuck out.

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