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New Show by Art Trip – Hot Dawgin’ with Art
Charles Closer for Ain't That Something Art Review Weekly
Stan’s Art and Polish Sausage Hut presents a new art performance by 90 year old hipster artist, Art Trip, entitled, “Hot Dawgin’ with Art”. Stanley Zombalski, the owner of Stan’s Art and Polish Sausage Hut invited Art Trip, who is known for his retro painting style (like 1869 retro) as well as his art satire, to create an art performance piece. Inspired by the Marina Abramović performance at MoMA. Mr. Zombalski explained, “I don’t know art from a sausage but my wife said a performance art piece would bring some real class to the joint. I thought she was nuts at first, but then I thought maybe it would help could sell more kielbasa.”
Participant in the Art Trip performance art piece
Though borrowing much from the Abramović performance piece, Zombalski said that there will be a major difference. “Well, they can buy a Polish sausage before they sit for the performance. You can’t do that at some fancy art museum”. The performance consists of participants sitting before a ‘portrait’ of Art Trip and Art Chicken while a camera records their reactions. When asked about Art Trip, Zombalski, replied, “He’s old as dirt and he don’t say much, but man, that chicken of his is a trip”.
Stan's Art and Polish Susage Hut
Participant enjoying the special Abramović kielbasa made by Stanley Zombalski for this performance only.
Editors Note: The reactions of the participants are documented below.
Unknown Portrait by Modigliani Discovered in Bathroom
Jacques Clouseau For La Art
A small painting, showing a portrait of a previously unknown sitter, has been discovered in a small apartment in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. Believed to be the work of the renowned and hugely sought-after artist, Antonio Modigliani, this will be an exciting addition to the oeuvre of the artist.
Pierre and Brigitte Dufaux with their Modigliani
The story broke when the grandson of Pierre and Brigitte Dufaux tried to sell the painting for a few Euros to a Moroccan newspaper vendor hawking La Monde on the Champs Elysee. By fate, he Moroccan was an out of work art historian and critic who immediately recognized it as a Modigliani. The painting had the address of the Defauxes on the back of the painting, which the Moroccan used to track down the Defauxs to return the painting.
Newly discovered Modigliani found here in the loo
When asked how they came to acquire the work, Pierre said he bought for a few francs in the1920s from “some drunk in Le Bateau-Lavoir.” “He was disgusting and I just wanted to get rid of him so I bought the damn thing for a few Francs”, he added. Pierre described how he took the portrait home and spent many years trying to find a place to hang it. “That thing is ugly”, his wife exclaimed and refused to hang it anywhere except over “la toilet’. “This way I wouldn’t have to look at it when I made pee-pee”, she explained. The painting in the loo for over 80 years.
The true mystery of the portrait stems from the identification of the person in the painting. Some have claimed that this was a portrait of Art Trip who had come to Paris to attend the Beaux Art at an early age. Trip had become a minor celebrity during that time and perhaps this was Modigliani gambit to cash in on Trip’s fame and kick start his own faltering career. Those who doubt this conclusion claim that Modigliani died a few years before Trip arrived in Paris. In any event, this will be discussed by art historians for many years to come.
The new discovered Modigliani of Art Trip
Movie Box Office Success - The One True Art
Betty Boopinski For Art Entertainment Weekly
Helped by legions of artists, Art Trip's art action movie, "The One True Art" was beat out by "Hurt Locker" in this season Oscars. While many great movies were nominated, "The One True Art" dug into " Hurt Locker" shimmer at the Oscars as both pictures aimed to draw primarily male audiences. "The One True Art" won the admiration of the judges as an amazing amount of ‘artinas’ (female practitioners of art) spread the word about this art movie as it made its way through art galleries in Hollywood, Chelsea and around the world that Art Trip, himself, would be appearing in the film.
"We see this as the blog conversation or water-cooler conversation of the week," said Fred Fline distribution head Fline Ventures of the picture's crossover appeal. "This film is so creative, so fresh and different. There's so much competition that in this marketplace you have to delineate yourself".
Starring Tracey Emin as the Temptress, Jeff Koons as the King, Sarah Morris as the Exotic Virgin, Damien Hirst as the Court Jester (Richard Prince was the original choice for Court Jester but it was decided that he would have trouble transitioning from his former role as Art Clown) and Art Trip himself as the Wandering Student Artist; this film chronicles the journey of a new student of art through the wily world of art schools, galleries, auction houses and major art museums. Fighting hypocrisy and rampant commercialism of the art world, Art Trip fights pitched battles with pompous art professors, greedy art dealers and gallerists, arrogant art stars, deluded art critics and recently graduated MFAs while romancing the hottest Chelsea gallerinas. Art Trip eventually triumphs in the discovery of the One True Art as he ascends the highest floor of MoMA and throws down the tablets of the false arts.
Riveting... Julian Schnabel
I’m going to sue your ass, Trip... Damian Hirst
The character of the King was really funny... Charles Saatchi
I want to be an Art Movie Star!!! Bruce Nauman
Shut up Bruce and sell some of your damn art...Susan Rothenberg
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