Last night I switched on my TV to a programme called Imagine. A programme about contemporary art, and how it is selling for more than some of the masters these days. Well, rubbish is what I said, the show presenter, Alan Yentob, proceeded to by a piece of wood painted red for £3,500, and it was literally a piece of wood painted red. Hell, there was a doorway which looked like part of the exhibition space because it was an open doorway. on sale for £5,000.
How the hell I am ever going to make a living from art when I just can`t come up with ideas like that? I might as well just crap on the canvas and call it something. That’s been done though. 🙂 Damien Hirst, he is another one, how can you sell something for millions of pounds which looks like a high school project, aaargh, it makes, me so angry. I am struggling away and trying to get people to notice me and it just doesn’t happen. I think I need to do something really meaningless and just say “hey, it’s art”.
Anyway, it is my plan to start a new art movement called “The Painters of the 21st Century, Who Paint” Anyone want to join, drop me a comment.