Alarming News

February 25, 2008

Art in NY

I’m not that into art but I’ve had this on my calendar for months: Gustave Courbet’s retrospective arrives at the Met this Wednesday until May 18. I love me some Gustave. The link calls him “the Damien Hirst of his day” because they both stirred up controversy. Sure, except Gustave was talented.

Compare, please.

Gustave Courbet:
Gustave Courbet

Damien Hirst (when I worked in the Chrysler Building, this painting hung in the mini gallery at the back of the building. I would always marvel that somewhere people are calling this art):

Damien Hirst