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Comment Archives: stories: Visual Art

Re: “The Art-cession

Scrappers...I heard you criticize other art kind of harshly once .So I called your art crap.I would like to sincerely apologize for trying to "get your goat".Your contributions to the Mercury are hindsight.The cake,your choice of artists for the covers,your own covers,the recent fish wave.....excellant!Forgive me for being a dick?Peace.

Posted by Brad the quarterback on 04/16/2011 at 11:03 AM

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I've seen lots of actual childrens art though.Hire them and quit ripping them off.Kids could use some money too.

Posted by Og Hippy on 03/17/2011 at 7:37 PM

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@Internet Narcistical Coconut Head: I still don`t get why the Lazers one had to die. Have u seen

Posted by Leaky on 03/04/2011 at 8:00 PM

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Posted by Poopoo platter on 02/03/2011 at 5:59 PM

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Posted by hollywood38 on 02/02/2011 at 2:35 PM

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Leaky.......done honestly would BE done by kids and THEIR perspectives.You get it?

Posted by Muddy Starfish on 01/22/2011 at 3:46 PM

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Brilliant... keep it up. How about overworked pencil sketches of some guys girlfriend?

Posted by Mrfishyfish on 01/08/2011 at 12:25 PM

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Mitch O'Connell's art career. Born in a tryst between Juxtapoz magazine's readership and Coop's merchandising success. A shameless parade of popular memes and calculated images (zombies, Bettie Page, 50's kitsch), he was a sort of WalMart Shag.
He's survived by millions of dollars worth of T-shirts and similar paraphernalia at Hot Topics and Urban Outfitters.

Posted by rich23 on 01/05/2011 at 8:09 AM

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i would add owls also.

Posted by nicoleviolet on 01/03/2011 at 1:02 PM

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This is pretty hilarious. But I guess I now have to unfollow the Tumblr called Look At This Fucking Triangle:…. Oh well.

Posted by Edie Bex on 01/02/2011 at 10:12 AM

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I still dig the "kid art done by adults", when done honestly. It always gives me a perspective of the adult world we live in. Or the semi adult world we live in, which is the case of this way of presenting to the world situations and/or ideas. "Kid art done by adults", I say, that it should go on and on and not get shot down nor hanged.

Posted by Leaky on 01/02/2011 at 3:31 AM

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also, "silhouettes telephone poles with birds on telephone wires".

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Posted by wolfchoir on 12/31/2010 at 8:17 PM

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Might I suggest Alberta St genre and steam punk genre. also, The Pearl District.

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Posted by wolfchoir on 12/31/2010 at 8:15 PM

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Yet another to go.....kid art done by adults !!!! You know who you are.Try exposing not exploiting the kids.Let them do the art.Support your local youths....not some talentless adult.

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Posted by Lookatmycrapper on 12/31/2010 at 2:06 PM

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Please some one shoot the fake Lolita one. I mean, the fake ones. Myspaces and FB profiles will thank you anonymous shooter. And Magazines and Vampire movies. It´s a public service.

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Posted by Leaky on 12/31/2010 at 1:23 PM

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the "art on skateboard decks" and "anime style girls with big eyes" are excellent additions.

can we also add the art world's overall fascination with street art to this list?

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Posted by jwiffy on 12/31/2010 at 11:09 AM

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"R.I.P. Appreciation, and meaningful analysis in Art review. Honestly, what purpose does this article serve?"

That there are tons of effortless hacks and unoriginal copycats. Appreciation is one thing, but intellectualizing art (especially if its been done over and over)usually goes too far. But you can go ahead and appreciate anything you want ;)

Posted by El Raisin on 12/30/2010 at 9:26 PM

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Can birds and botanical illustrations be added to this list?

Posted by on 12/30/2010 at 5:07 PM

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I don't know that I agree that people with animal heads belongs in the "crappy art trends" category. I'd say it's a timeless theme that resonates with people, therefore it belongs in the still enjoyable art trends category. Portland has a lot of art that is clearly responding to design trends- using birds being an obvious one. I see a lot of whales and octopuses on design blogs and in art as well. But despite the obvious trendiness I still find myself drawn to images of each, so what's the point in sneering?

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Posted by Dash on 12/30/2010 at 4:00 PM

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Pinki, I'm pretty sure the purpose of this article is to out people who lack a sense of humor.

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Posted by eehouls on 12/30/2010 at 12:35 PM

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