“Real Art,” Part II

In Part I, I discussed my skepticism with art that claims to push the boundaries of what can be considered art.  To find things that truly push the boundaries of what can be considered art, you have to look places you wouldn’t expect–that is, you have to look at the very things you don’t consider to be art.

My (self) amusing definition of the word “curmudgeon” is “anyone who has ever said the phrase ‘That’s not art!'”  Thus, here I present an assortment of things that actually reside in the gray area of what can be considered art (behind a cut for the benefit of the extremely timid).  Enjoy, and remember, if you say “That’s not art,” then you are a curmudgeon.

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In order: art car in Los Altos Hills; stuffed bunny from Etsy seller WonderForest; Metro Transit Assassins‘ piece on the LA River, facial tattoos and piercings on David Ramirez; the shounen-ai manga FAKE volume 1; card from the game Dominion; stickers and wheatpastes by Shepard Fairey and others in LA; golden-age Jungle Comics #1; World of Goo computer game; henna tattoo; Paul Bunyan statue in Portland; various ear piercings, Nexuiz computer game.

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