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Question: What is the most pointless or pretentious piece of "art" you have ever seen !?
Today I have "admired" a 2ft by 3ft rectangle of concrete which went by the name of "untitled", a huge canvas with the words "rape murder death and destruction" repeated over and over and a huge glossy photo of a hairy ar!.se!.

Not in the street but all of them hanging up in a prestigious modern art museum!.

How do these people get away with it!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Most conceptual art, so we might as well go back to Marcel Duchamp's upside down urinal or Carl Andre's pile of bricks, which wasn't even original when bought and shown at the Tate as the artist had already dumped the original bricks somewhere in the US!. I really don't need these artists to get an everyday Item and to tell me that I need to look at it afresh because I must have missed the essence of it when, of course, their mighty intellects have seen what I haven't!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Society is afraid to tell people their work is garbage!. Hell, just take a look at DeviantArt!. Some of the stuff accepted there is ludicrous, and is a mockery to the people with talent that populate the site!. I am not an artist myself, but I have grown up with a veteran photographer, and am pretty decent with a camera myself!. I can appreciate good art, and can tell when something is garbage!. Unfortunately, the latter is becoming more common than the former!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I recently went to the Seattle Art Museum and was faced with a 3x3 canvas painted all white (was it even painted!?) except for a minute 2mm "frame" of brown!. ugh!.

also a sculpture of a toilet with poop in it!.

also a glass box!. With nothing in it!. The "art" was the glass box!.

!.!.!. i don't get that kind of stuff, doesn't seem like art to me!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

in Canada the federal government funded a display of used tampons from all over the world by an artist who claimed that the used blood rags were " art" when placed on silk pillows and indicative that all women worldwide shared a" common thread" it was displayed at the Vancouver art gallery at a cost of $50,000!.00 to the public to finance the artist traveling around the world and collecting them from the trash barrels of public toilets !.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Today's works of 'art' are not judged by their merits as superb examples of the arts but on their prospects as investment opportunities!. Tripe like Hirst's 'efforts' command vast sums!. Money ruins everything!. Football was once a game-it's now big business!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

A pile of rocks in a metal basket and called "Roast Beef!." Apparently the city of Chattanooga thought it was a good idea to replace a beautiful Japanese Maple tree with that!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Sounds interesting to me!. What isn't interesting!? My bf's mom thinks she's a fricking artist!. She has all her awful drawings hung up all over the house and they look like crap!. I hate having to tell her they're "really good" when my dog could do better work!.!.!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I saw a HUGE paining in an art exhibit one time, it was like 10 ft tall or something, and it was just 4 vertical stripes!. That was it!. and it was sold for $10 000 000!. so silly!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

I'm sure you've seen that "painting" with the different-sized multicolored boxes separated by black lines!. ART!?! My @ss!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

When someone gets a blank canvas, dips the brush in a bucket of paint and sprays it across it once!.
My 6 year old sister could do betterWww@QuestionHome@Com

I have no idea how these people get away with it - perhaps it's because people are easy pleased or don't feel confident enough to say it's garbageWww@QuestionHome@Com

Anything by Tracey Emin!. apparently taking something mundane like an unmade bed and recreating the scene out of context is considered art!. I consider it to be daylight robbery!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Half a cow in a glass box, or the one where a guy laid kerb stones parallel for about 30 metres - eh!?!?!?!?!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

A canvas all painted the same color and framed!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Tracy Emins entire life!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

A hug white canvas with a red dot in the middle!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

when they draw a line and say "Voila! It's art!"Www@QuestionHome@Com