July 14, 2003

Art Thugs

Here's an interesting post on sadistic "artists" doing things that would get an ordinary "non-artist" person arrested or beaten up. I have nothing to add to it; it's too well-written. (I don't know, though, that "misanthropes" is really a proper designation for these people, since they need to have other human beings to do their dirty work on. A true misanthrope wouldn't be able to stand the presence of another human being long enough to torture him.)

(Via Dean Esmay.)

Posted by Andrea Harris at July 14, 2003 12:04 PM

Oh, I dunno. I consider the presence of another human being as an opportunity -- not only to enjoy myself, but to teach the other a valuable lesson about entering my presence uninvited.

Posted by: McGehee at July 14, 2003 at 06:06 PM

I find the story perticularly disturbing because I must admit that the art does have value. While the cost in human suffering involved in creating each piece, I think, is too high to pay, it's still a powerful message. The fact that there is artistic merit to be found in what this man does only adds to my horror and revultion at the whole thing.

Posted by: Sean Kirby at July 15, 2003 at 01:30 AM