Monday, 22 August 2011

David Cameron Tracey Emin, More Passion

David Cameron Tracey Emin, More Passion 

Sometimes with local news stories words fail me, click on the picture to enlarge.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/2011-1/august/22/david_cameron_gets_emin_art.aspx 

6 comments:

  1. I'm always curious how Tracey Emin actually "makes" her neon signs, & strongly suspect that her involvement is nothing more than scribbling the words on a piece of paper & then putting her name to the finished product...

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  2. Peter, visit www.signbuyer.co.uk and you can have your own neon sign for about £150.

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  3. Yes Peter thats about right.

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  4. Another case of bullshit baffles brains, [an old army saying].
    Stargazer

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  5. As you probably know the government art collection spent £14,000 on two prints featuring Margate by Tracey Emin, see http://www.gac.culture.gov.uk/june.html this makes one wonder what an original drawing would cost.

    I suppose in the modern sense a neon sign is a form of print, I say in the modern sense as in the past artists mostly did the craft part of making a print, scratching the lines on a bit of metal or whatever, but now I think they are mostly computer scanned.

    I am afraid I don’t even bother with the scanning, the felt tip sketch to illustrate this post, I just photographed it, hence the grey on grey, but then I am not an artist in the sense that Tracey is.

    Something that does worry me though is David Cameron’s part in this, I mean does he expect us to believe that the neon represents his taste in art?

    I did notice that his hair has receded since I last drew him back in May, perhaps this is related. I suppose it is a good thing that it wasn’t Tracey’s neon that said, “I felt you, and I knew you loved me,” as I would have had to have done a full length drawing.

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