Which is exactly how I felt about myself by show’s end. The extremely famous Sarah Jessica Parker was one of the sweetest, most articulate, perceptive, sensitive, smart guest judges we’ve had on the show. She spoke more clearly about art than most people in the art world do. She not only deactivated the fame curse -- she ably got me over my idiotic prejudices about celebrity. Strange brew, this dancing naked in public.
I found your crit to sucklord terribly insulting to artists. You seem to have an issue with his medium of choice, and your demands that he stop using toy figurines in his work is short-sighted. I guess you would also advise Matisse to stop using paper cut outs and maybe Kara Walker should stop using those darn silhouettes.... and Calder... stop with the mobiles already.
Seriously?! Criticize his authenticity, his message, his execution... whatever. But your criticisms tend to resemble the opinions of someone who has little respect for the actual artistic process or knowledge of how artist actually work. YOU have a hangup with Sucklord's work, fine. But suggesting he change his process simply because you are a bit old-fashioned in your artistic tastes is just sad considering you are supposed to be one of TODAY's leading art critics.
Face it - Sucklord sucks - that was probably Sucklord himself who wrote that - Someone else made those toys - they are someone else's art. I'm all for fighting for your own brand but geez, find the brand first and stop using someone else's and claiming it as your own. It's insulting.
Thank God Michelle decided to change her piece. Her end result did remind me of a muppet sort of but I wouldn't have called it a great piece of art. WTF is up with her and all that curly paper??
Lola really took an easy out--as usual. She seems to just do "enuf" but no more.
Sucklord's sculpture was awesome. I wish he had left out the toys and done something different. He does seem to do knock off work, which has a place. Still, he is fun tv.
Sara's breakdown was difficult to watch and I truly felt compassion for her as it is clear that her art process stirred up much emotion she has not yet dealt with and seems to me a rich mine for her. Let's face it Michelle is at least as disturbed but when she makes something from her f*(#@ed up past experiences you call it art. If the artist doesn't draw upon their experiences, then doesn't that leave the work soul-less? IMO you have to have your heart in the work as much as you have your head in the work.
I enjoyed seeing Sucklord's sweet side with the young artist he worked with. It made me like him, where before, his testosterone driven comments made me think he was shallow.
I liked Lola's piece best. It was visually sophisticated in the way that it engaged with the newspaper story. As for the tracing of the images, I had no problem with that, it still had her personal imprint. Real artists use the tools available to them. You wouldn't criticize someone for using a computer. She's a fun character on the show.