Wednesday, 19 May 2010

How much Mr Mugrabi...

Art as we know is subjective, what hypnotizes and captivates my uneducated and dare I say it ignorant mind, fails to enthrall the next Jo Blogs. I, like the masses appreciate all mediums of art and yet I have developed a distain for art of the collectable kind. Question: is the price tag of a Warhol just? I agree that his work was integral to the pop art movement that not only changed the way in which art was produced but the way in which art itself trickled down to us, the public. Whether in terms of graphic design, packaging, film etc. However, is a screen print emblazoned with a celebrities mug made not by the artist himself but by his army of "Yes Sir, No Sir" assistants worthy of more 0's than a Picaso? My point being, an artists popularity and more importantly its price tag seems not to be determined by the artists and the art itself but by those who wish to inflate its value for personal reasons. Exhibit A - The Mugrabi family hoard all things Warhol, koons and Hirst whether or not the pieces themselves are viewed as an artists junk. The reasoning behind the Mugrabi OCD is to ensure that the artists work sustains its monetary value and in turn maintains its rarity thus the price tag and the popularity of the Mugrabi's pop art goodies are yet to fall in value even in the midsts of a global economic crisis. Thus, I turn my eyes to art for the people by the people... the very art that doesn't charge by the hour but is free for all us simple folk to enjoy. Street art is in abundance in the magical wonderland that is Berlin, permitting all to stop, stare and discuss. Lets do just that...







12 comments:

STREETFSN said...

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Sarah @ Pandora's Box said...

I love graffiti and street art... these are amazing!

STREETFSN said...

wow. awesome!

I'm a fashion photographer.
visit to see my photos on my blog.
you will love it !
http://streetfsn.blogspot.com

Zanna said...

great pictures! I really like the one with the rabbit and the "changes everything" one.
lovely!

Leslee said...

Beautiful inspirational photographs, each of these are oozing with the character of the artist.


great blog!

gorgeousclara said...

thanks a lot!!!

cool pics

bravegrrl said...

love

Mat said...

just a quick one, will comment on your posts later.....i got the book safely! thanks so much

Raez said...

street art is the best, these are really cool.

xx raez

Amy T said...

i totally agree with what you wrote, i definitely appreciate street art alot more.

garakami said...

Not sure if you've ever read The Catcher in the Rye, but this post totally reminds me of Holden. He has a distinctive hatred for real art versus art done just for commodity. It's very interesting, but I do agree with you. Sometimes certain pieces don't measure up to originals and that's how the good things become overshadowed.

MarcoBerlin said...

I LOVE this post!!!!
great street art from german streets ( I guess at least in some pictures ;)
Keep it up!