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This is an OUTRAGE! There needs to be more public sex, not less. Who do I sue?
Wow, and I thought the losing his virginity thing was a stupid example of “art”.
In what world can what was just described be considered art? it’s stupid these days that people look at a line on a piece of paper and make up a bunch of ridiculous theories about what it represents.
Golf clap for the kid – I am slightly more amused by this than I expected to be.
He’s gotta know someone at Queerty though, right? He’s one of your old interns or something?
@Razmos: I always love it when someone writes this comment. There is always someone. There always has to be someone who gets angry that all art isn’t just a painting of a sad clown. It amazes me that people think their outrage at art “today” is somehow different from outrage about art 100 years ago.
I have to agree with Razmos and I’m an artist myself. This sounds lazy, contrived, and totally pretentious. I suspect his original ambition may well have been his public deflowering as a statement on our voyeuristic culture of some such tripe. Unfortunately, this sounds like a last minute amendment meant to be clever. I agree with the critic who said the real art was conjuring up the press.
@Reluctantwhore: I understand that Art is about talent and expression. What exactly about this shows his talent as an artist? what was the message he was trying to express with his “art”?
Just because something is pretentious doesn’t make it artsy and creative.
This was a joke. He was not a virgin! He should have just been naked, legs open, and let people penetrate him. End with a huge orgasm (with visual proof), then everyone smoke a cigarette!
Perhaps I just don’t understand art, or I understand hot gay porn better, but this is RIDICULOUS!
Talk about false advertising! If I’m promised anal sex, I want to see anal sex, but that’s just me….
@hotshot70: You don’t have that idea patented do you? I’m gonna use it! ;)
As though it’s possible, the artiste is even more a media-hyped fraud than he would have otherwise been.
@Reluctantwhore: Look at you – aren’t you edgy and forward thinking. No, I don’t think that me or someone else saying this isn’t art is analogous to Saint-Saëns storming out of Rite of Spring. The grotesquery and fraud that we call contemporary art will be as wildly unpopular in 100 years as it is now. You heard it from me, and feel free to quote me on it. We’re not philistines, we’re just not willing to semantically overextend the word “art” so that it can be made to encompass literally everything. By meaning everything it would stand to mean nothing.
It’s the same song and dance (as it were) in music: Schoenberg and integral serialism are as popular now as they were when they were new, which is to say not at all.
I’m relieved he didn’t go through with it. And shame on us for reading the articles the media foaming at the mouth over.
But the attention-whoring masquerading as Post-Modernism is still annoying as hell.
the real art here was making the audience succinctly aware of just how dead and indifferent we felt about the whole thing. nobody cares.
“Who wants to die for art?!”
@Razmos: Oh, totally! I agree with you there. It’s pretentious and really typical of what you’d expect from a young art student, for sure. That is – self important and melodramatic or whatever, it’s immature – let’s just say that. I just don’t agree that you can be frustrated with one piece and then say that all contemporary art is meaningless. Also, art doesn’t something that can be conveniently decoded to be meaningful. It also doesn’t have to be a comprehensive display of all the technical skill the artist possesses to be worthwhile.
@jwrappaport: My problem here was with the sweeping dismissal of contemporary art as meaningless smoke and mirrors. I didn’t say this piece was an example of something important. I don’t feel comfortable dismissing Schoenberg on the basis of his popularity. And frankly, I don’t see the point in some kind of vigorous campaign to decide what art is and what it isn’t.
So while Pettet is “technically” still a virgin he managed to screw 120 people if these “guests” paid to attend.
What a coward. He clearly just chickened out. But apparently the art world circle jerk with orgasm did take place right on schedule.
Publicity whore. he is worse than the hollywood stars who adopt 200 kids from Africa in order to make the headlines and get more attention from the press.
somewhere kris kardashian is congratulating him for a great PR moment.
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