Friday, February 11, 2011

Komen kepada: Outlaw Artist: The Curious Case of Mark Augustus Landis

Entry asal:

Forgery is the bane of the art world. An artist passes his work off under another artist’s name and reaps financial gain. But what does it mean when a forger practices his trade for art’s sake without accepting a cent in return? In a recent issue of Financial Times, John Gapper documents the curious case of Mark Augustus Landis (shown above), a forger who for the past three decades donned disguises to coax museums across the United States to accept his work as a “donation” done by a name (but not too big a name) artist. As far as anyone can tell, Landis hasn’t broken any laws by asking for nothing in return for his art, but has he violated a different code through his actions? Or has this strange outlaw given a unique testimonial to the power of art to drive an individual to go to any lengths for self-expression?

selami dunia seni Bob di sini.

Hi Bob!

I just knew there's such a person like Mark Ausgustus in this world after reading your entry. I wonder what motivated Mark in doing what he did. Did he really do it for the sake of self-expression? This is already beyond the issues of forgery. It almost sound psychological. Like a "Wow!"

For me, once a piece of art (like a painting) is presented to the world, segments of the 'message' has been sent. The message could be to the painter himself, the object in the painting, or to those who took the time to understand. There's thousands of sent messages all over the world that need to be read. I could spend hours in galleries, libraries and internet chat forums (what?).

So there are senders and there are receivers.
I think Mark was trying to say something. We need to look at the pictures and arrange them and ask Mark what does it mean...

Then only, I think Mark's ART is complete.


eszol raar said...

capitalist babi,sume seni harus dikongsi!

Irwan said...

betul! fak copyrights laa, kan?

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