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    Quote Originally Posted by moose10101 View Post
    I hadn't heard about his passing until now. Did he go toward the light?

    Too soon?
    I'd say more like he circled the drain one time too many and was flushed with the turd and the paper.

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    If you gild a turd, sell it for a huge price and get people to wax idiotic about it's percieved "virtues", guess what? It's still a turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moose10101 View Post
    I hadn't heard about his passing until now. Did he go toward the light?

    Too soon?
    Best reply yet, this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky View Post
    He was sort of a contradiction because he was part of F64 which was the antithesis to the pictorialists or romanticism he wished to replace. I think they saw their work as realism.

    The irony is that his work is not really realism but maybe hyper-realism which could be described as a form of romanticism of a particular scene.
    That's why Berenice Abbott, among the few to call shenanigans on the Straight's fight against Pictorialism, called Adams, Weston, and the later Stieglitz "Super-Pictorialists", in the sense that they exhibited the same amount of print fetishism than Mortensen.

    The main difference between f/64 and Pictorialism is the kind of painting they associate with. The former with Clement Greenberg-championed flat, geometrical modernism; the latter with late 19th C. Symbolist or pre-Raphaelite paintings.

    It's my hope that in future histories of photography, "straight" photography stops being seen as a break from Pictorialism, but rather like a competing school with similar aesthetic values.
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    I've heard on my local NPR station in Sacramento that the original Thomas Kinkade gallery in Placerville sold one of his paintings for $150K. I think there are better investments in art. I'll bet the poor investor didn't do well investing in Beanie Babies so he or she decided to invest in a Kinkade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michel Hardy-Vallée View Post
    That's why Berenice Abbott, among the few to call shenanigans on the Straight's fight against Pictorialism, called Adams, Weston, and the later Stieglitz "Super-Pictorialists", in the sense that they exhibited the same amount of print fetishism than Mortensen.

    The main difference between f/64 and Pictorialism is the kind of painting they associate with. The former with Clement Greenberg-championed flat, geometrical modernism; the latter with late 19th C. Symbolist or pre-Raphaelite paintings.

    It's my hope that in future histories of photography, "straight" photography stops being seen as a break from Pictorialism, but rather like a competing school with similar aesthetic values.
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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    If you gild a turd, sell it for a huge price and get people to wax idiotic about it's percieved "virtues", guess what? It's still a turd.
    If Damien Hirst http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...=feeds-newsxml produces it it will end up in the Tate Modern, or the National Gallery then sell for millions.
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    I've got an idea - I'll gild one of my own, and sell it to the Tate Modern claiming it is in fact Damien Hurst's own turd...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    I've got an idea - I'll gild one of my own, and sell it to the Tate Modern claiming it is in fact Damien Hurst's own turd...
    What are you Scott, some sort of a ventriloquist ?
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    But isn't he one already? He kills animals in the name of art and profit.

    http://www.thedailygreen.com/living-...cruelty-460109



 

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