Sunday, February 15, 2009

Art!

I know that many girls have experimented with mangling/deconstructing their dolls. I certainly tried my hand at a few times over the years; when I was young, as an expression of morbid curiosity, and when I was older, as a statement of repressed anger.

Margaux Lange, however, has taken the art to another level.

Check this stuff out:



Items like these make me fantasize about how interesting my jewelery collection would be if I had an extravagant amount of money to spend on accessories (these Margaux Lange pieces are, by my standards, on the moderately to overly pricey side).

In turn, fantasies like that make me wonder about the bizarre way that price values are attached to anything that might go into the category of "art". When the "art" label is in place, and practical value is no longer relevant, it all seems to be a matter of charge-whatever-the-heck-you-can-get-away-with.

For example: Damien Hirst's The Golden Calf, a painted bull carcass floating in formaldehyde, which sold for $23,000,000 at auction last September.

1 comment:

your creeped-out sister said...

Those ear earrings are incredibly creepy. You should see if she has a nose nosering and then wear it next time you go visit mom and dad or the in-laws. You'd look so purty with a little nose sticking out of your nose.