Mar 25, 2004

The Stench of Pretentious Art

Oh, yeah. For the record, Damien Hirst is a douchebag. He has an “artwork,” entitled Armageddon, on display at the Guggenheim right now. From a distance, it looks like a huge slab of chunky, rough asphalt. From close up, it’s a canvas covered in tons of dead houseflies, a few of which had fallen off the canvas and onto the floor. Gross. I also wondered how he managed to collect so many flies. Maybe they were attracted by the stench of his other pieces of “art.” For a charming example of his other works, see this article.

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