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Thread #144324   Message #3338820
Posted By: JohnInKansas
15-Apr-12 - 06:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
Subject: RE: BS: Your Favorite Visual Artist...
Hockney, in an interview, emphatically stated "I don't do ART. I do KITSCH." IMO quite a few others already named should make the same clarification.

But I do like some kitsch.

A few years ago, when I retired and thought I might have some "spare time," I decided to study up on art decided to look at some of it more seriously. Unfortunately I found "too much" to do justice to a general look, and decided to "specialize a little."

My current "data base" contains 9,217 files of "good enough to keep" images and a total of 1,128 artists "good enough to remember," so it's really hard to "pick a favorite."

There are several who consistently produced stuff that I really like, and there are others for whom there's one or two that "grab" but most of their stuff is a real downer.

I am missing any entries for "Artists whose names start with X or Y." Maybe someone has suggestions for filling in those blanks?

I have observed that the quality of "artists who really are" is much better than the quality of critics who try to tell you what to like, so I don't pay much attention to what's the latest thing.