Saatchi & Saatchi #2

Saatchi & Saatchi #2

Sharing Art

The other day I went to the Saatchi & Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, where they have Post Pop: East Meets West.

This is how the exhibition is described:  

East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century’s art movements, Pop art has had such a  powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.

Widely regarded as one of the most significant art movements of the last century, Pop Art exploited identifiable imagery from mass media and everyday life to reflect on the nature of the world we live in.  This exhibition examines the relationship between western Pop Art and its lesser-known eastern counterparts including “Sots Art” in the Soviet Union and “Political-Pop” or “Cynical Realism”, which has flourished in Greater China since the turn of the twenty-first century.

I certainly love art in all it’s forms and as such have decided to share my experience with you.  Online give us the opportunity to share the places we go to and the things we see, I for one would love to see some of the Exhibitions you might go to.  I will post over the next few days the photos I took at the Exhibition, a series of Posts, called Saatchi & Saatchi # (whatever it is).

If you want to backtrack and look over past posts you will find it under my Arty Farty link here – Arty Farty

A little about this piece of art as written by:-

Paul McCarthy

Spaghetti Man 1993

fiberglass, silicone, metal, clothing and fake fur

To a degree, using dolls and mannequins in art has a funny kind of obviousness that is easy to dismiss.  I mean, every college student who made art in the 60s used a mannequin.  In my case, it has appeared in almost every generation of my work.

Because my work is related to the body and concerned with animate and inanimate objects and to a fear of the virtual, the fear of being unable to discern a real human from a mannequin.

Mannequins, was figures, robotics or mechanized mannequins create this virtutal reliaty, andyou can’t tell what is real.

It has to do with the fear of the loss of sanity.  I’m not sure what this has to do with any kid of “truth,” but it’s what I chose to mimic.  Or to subvert.’

Post Pop: East Meets West

Post Pop: East Meets West

What do you think of this?

I know it says spaghetti man, but upon closer inspection I thought this rabbit rather rude!!! hah

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  22 comments for “Saatchi & Saatchi #2

  1. January 1, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Very odd piece of art, hmmm… I don’t really get it. Looks like the Saatchi exhibit is really interesting though.

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    • January 1, 2015 at 11:23 PM

      It was a surprise to say the least lol! Theres quite a variety coming. I thought him rather rude looking whoever made him must have been smoking pot lol

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  2. January 1, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    If not rude obviously a braggard.
    Art is an interesting world to delve into. What one person likes another dislikes. One of my sons is an artist who is doing very well. Luck he is that he can live off his art. He has shown his work in most Australian cities and in New York, Paris and Hong Kong. Even so his work generates controversy, not so much now days as in years past but now he has a strong following and his art shows sell out quickly.
    As he has several shows a year it gives me an opportunity to travel to wherever he is exhibiting, mainly in Australia so far.
    For me art is something I ask myself would I buy it and hang it/place it in my house.

    Happy new year Justine.

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    • January 1, 2015 at 11:26 PM

      Oh wow i would love to see some of his work do you have any of it on your blog? Hes lucky he can live off it thats fab. Art for me is something where i can either see some skillset/effort that has gone in to it and that tickles one of my senses even if its something i might not like. If i want to buy it then thats something else hehe xx

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      • January 1, 2015 at 11:31 PM

        You can go to his website:
        lucasgrogan.com

        if you click on the news heading you can see his recent work. The scarves have been very popular and have sold well, his plates as stunning, the main part of the site shows his exhibitions of late, the last one being in Adelaide.

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        • January 1, 2015 at 11:37 PM

          Wow its very detailed artwork i love that. Im looking at it on my phone but dont really think it does it justice i shall save this for a treat tomorrow to look again hehe:-) thank you xx

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  3. January 1, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    I have a hard time as an artist and student of art history looking at some modern art without gagging. I think Gumby was more of a work of art then this creature.

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    • January 2, 2015 at 4:04 PM

      yes true, i know what you mean, i see ‘art’ that my 8yr old could have done when 2 and people pay thousands for it. I think in the art societ its also who you know who will promote you and attach some kind of deep meaning to whatever it has from the painter to the piece of art they have done. I love things that invoke some kind of emotion in me, hopefully a positive one hehe. I am not sure about the rabbit, I wouldn’t define it as art in my mind, it must have taken some skill of some form for sure, it’s not fine art, it’s something but i can’t quite quantify it which might be the whole idea of it? 🙂 xxx

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  4. January 2, 2015 at 2:47 AM

    Best wishes for health, happiness, peace, and prosperity to you and yours in 2015!

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  5. January 2, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    I don’t like to see people’s intestines. Or a rabbit’s intestines. Eek…

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    • January 2, 2015 at 10:11 AM

      Well me being me the point of exit didnt make it look like intestines it looked like a rabbit with a super long willy, quite distirurbing really lol

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  6. January 2, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    I’m with Mara on this….looks more like the poor rabbit has had its intestine pulled out…and if that were another part of the rabbit’s body then I really can’t see the point of it? 😉

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    • January 2, 2015 at 4:11 PM

      haha you made me laugh on the second option and comment to go with it. Lol yup well you never know, erm my distorted mind might find a use for it, rabbit sausage? Anyway yup no use for pulled out intestines me thinks, i have no idea what the artist was thinking when they put that addition on, but there you go i think they achieved something as we are all debating it hehe x

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  7. January 2, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    At first all I could think was “That poor rabbit’s tail! Who would stretch it out so badly?”

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  8. NotAPunkRocker
    January 2, 2015 at 10:02 PM

    Now we know how bunnies are able to reproduce so quickly?

    This is interesting and makes me think “why didn’t I think of that?” so I can be rich off this type of thing 🙂

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    • January 3, 2015 at 1:51 PM

      haha exactly…thats what i think a lot, not the bunny reproduction thing but why coudln’t i have done this, but you know its not the doing it always its who you know as well me thinks x

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