Communist Art All Around Us
By Carole Hornsby Haynes, Ph.D. December 9, 2019
Modern art in America is befuddling until we remember the 1950s Communist goal #23 to undermine the culture and traditions of Western nations: “Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaning-less art.’” Here are just a few of the really ugly, useless, and downright vulgar examples of “art” all around us.
The big story last week was the heist of the $120,000 banana work by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, famed for his hostility toward the art world. The exhibit featuring a single ripe banana duct-taped to the wall at Art Basel Miami Beach sparked headlines when the gallery owner decided to swipe the “art” and devour it. There are three limited-edition pieces entitled “Comedian” for which buyers have paid between $120,000 and $150,000.
Wonder what they would pay for “jenuwine art?” Since it’s no longer in vogue, maybe the peasants can get priceless works at bargain basement prices.
Seems works by Cattelan are hot items for thieves. Also stolen recently was a fully functioning 18-carat gold toilet which was part of a Cattelan exhibition, “Victory Is Not An Option,” at Blenheim Palace where Sir Winston Churchill was born. Entitled “America,” the toilet is valued at around $6 million.
Transgender artist Cassils, fuming over a Trump policy, created “Pissed,” a glass cube with 200 gallons of his urine. The artwork was intended to show his fury over the Trump administration’s 2017 rollback of Obama’s executive order allowing transgenders to use bathrooms matching their chosen genders. It seems that Cassils was upset that he “had to hold” his urine but doesn’t seem to mind demonstrating how he creates his art personally in front of adoring fans.
An artwork by Andres Serrano that drew widespread public anger was the 1987 “Immersion (Piss Christ)”, a plastic crucifix suspended in a glass container of the artist’s urine.Taxpayers were outraged to learn the work had been been produced with partial support from a grant funded by the National Endowment of the Arts. Serrano, an American photographer with strict Catholic upbringing, is obsessed with controversial subjects including “Ku Klux Klansmen, dead bodies, feces, handguns, and Catholic figurines submerged in bodily fluids.”
Serrano purchased at an auction a small wedding cake given to guests as a souvenir at Donald and Melania Trump’s wedding in 2005. Wonder what he has in mind for that?
One of the strangest artworks -- I use the term loosely -- is Robert Smithson’s Mirrors and Shelly Sand. Composed of three tons of sand and fifty mirrors glued back to back, the exhibit was installed by workers carrying buckets of sand to dump on the floor in the Dallas Museum of Art. Ugly? Meaning-less? The beach would have been far more interesting. But then the DMA routinely exhibits such art and even events such as a Muslim party on the evening of Good Friday and Drag Queen Story Hours for children in honor of Gay Pride Month.
The lesson here is that people can be convinced that even crude and ugly is beautiful and priceless. With great marketing, snake oil salesmen can induce people to buy anything – even a pet rock!!Liberals understand this and are expert in selling decadence and evil to an unwitting public. They understand how to strike intimidation and fear into the hearts of conservatives who don’t want to be unpopular by taking a public stand against far left radicals. And of course, art collectors wouldn’t want to miss out on the next van Gogh or Picasso by passing up crude, irreverent piss-art? After all, what’s $120,000 or $6 million if you want to flaunt your wealth and political cool by exhibiting a banana taped to the wall or a solid gold toilet in your mansion’s entrance?
Maybe the Communists really did get it right!