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May 19, 2007 9:16 PM   Subscribe

Proof that artistic inspiration can come from any walk of life, Anthony White has turned his former life as a stockbroker into inspiration for a series of Stock Code paintings. Also available - paintings depicting different values of British, American, Australian, and Euro currency.[via ArtNews Blog]
posted by grapefruitmoon (29 comments total)

 
ooh. that makes me want to slap somebody.
posted by wreckingball at 9:23 PM on May 19, 2007


ooh. that makes me want to slap somebody.

Hmm. Interesting response. Anyone in particular, or just a random person?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 9:31 PM on May 19, 2007


It makes me think that I really should be making paintings & selling 'em. 'Cuz I'm waaaaay better at it. And I'm a sucky painter.

Just sayin'. Cuz I am.
posted by miss lynnster at 9:42 PM on May 19, 2007


You forgot Jeff Koons. And Borat (as a quant, of all things).
posted by b1tr0t at 9:52 PM on May 19, 2007


I am a painter, so I don't judge other painters. He is probably a great stockbrocker!
posted by lee at 9:54 PM on May 19, 2007


Proof that artistic inspiration can come from any walk of life is a term used very, very loosely.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:58 PM on May 19, 2007


Those are so much less interesting than they could be.
posted by bshort at 10:11 PM on May 19, 2007


That's some awful shit.
posted by pracowity at 10:29 PM on May 19, 2007


This reminds me of a homeless guy that used to come up to people in the park and read them a poem, then demand money.
posted by phaedon at 10:30 PM on May 19, 2007


Hmmm. Art. So hard to define. So easy to recognise. Or is it?

My gut reaction is that these are really really bad paintings and this is just a big rip on established artist's and pretense in the industry. And frankly, I have no problem with that.

If it is serious, I have no idea why anyone would draw attention to it.

I give him credit for his post-modern approach to pricing art based on the amount shown in the painting.

Still, his stuff sucks.
posted by qwip at 10:31 PM on May 19, 2007


Nobody should ever feel bad for having an opinion about art.

In my opinion, this art is terrible.
posted by me3dia at 10:48 PM on May 19, 2007 [1 favorite]


Will no one speak out in favor of this man's work? I mean, I certainly won't. Cause it sucks.
posted by jonson at 11:11 PM on May 19, 2007 [2 favorites]


I bet he has a little outfit that he paints in. A beret and neckerchef combo.
posted by stavrogin at 11:18 PM on May 19, 2007




Perhaps he just needs more painting practice to find his true voice. Or a special painting outfit to inspire him. When I paint, I wear this. It really helps to get my mind into what I'm doing.
posted by miss lynnster at 12:19 AM on May 20, 2007 [2 favorites]


Oh, lynnster. I think I love you. This will be difficult to explain to my wife & daughter.
posted by jonson at 12:29 AM on May 20, 2007


Inspired by Mr. White, I will be selling three prints of this shitty wonderful drawing I made for $1,500 each. They will be signed and numbered.

If this is not enough, then I will host a thumbnail of the print on a poorly designed site.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:01 AM on May 20, 2007


I mostly posted this because I thought it was a neat/weird idea.

I'm certainly not going to claim that the actual output is anything particularly special... I guess it's an idea that got a little lost in translation. Oh well.

Sorry to be lame. At least it's not cameltoe!
posted by grapefruitmoon at 1:58 AM on May 20, 2007


Cameltoe.

And hey, grapefruitmoon, everybody's lame at least once. No sweat!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:17 AM on May 20, 2007


But being lame twice? Don't I now get stoned or fed to quonsar's pants-fish or something?
posted by grapefruitmoon at 2:31 AM on May 20, 2007


Shhhh, just keep it down about the 'twice' bit! Folks had already forgotten!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 2:34 AM on May 20, 2007


ART.PK
posted by ryanrs at 4:56 AM on May 20, 2007


i haven't seen something so depressing in months.
posted by localhuman at 5:03 AM on May 20, 2007


wreckingball: ooh. that makes me want to slap somebody.

grapefruitmoon: Hmm. Interesting response. Anyone in particular, or just a random person?

Maybe this?
posted by NemesisVex at 5:19 AM on May 20, 2007


Like any other painting in this day and age, the point of these seems to be to scream "I am a painting, how unusual." Except it isn't. Unusual.
posted by spitbull at 5:20 AM on May 20, 2007


Totally derivative
posted by IndigoJones at 7:26 AM on May 20, 2007


Priced art shouldn't look like it can be reproduced by any 5-year-old kid. I don't care what anyone says about Jackson Pollock and similar.
posted by Xere at 3:16 PM on May 20, 2007


Currently all stock code paintings cost $US 200

Shouldn't the price be free to float with the share price of the stock code depicted???? bah!
posted by RMD at 4:31 PM on May 20, 2007


Shouldn't the price be free to float with the share price of the stock code depicted???? bah!

Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking. It would add a level of irony, and maybe, just maybe redeem this "art," in some small measure, at least.

Until then, can I short this guy's career?
posted by malocchio at 10:21 AM on May 21, 2007


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