Christies is hip, I mean cool, no?
May 7, 2014 9:25 AM   Subscribe

posted by 256 at 9:53 AM on May 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

On one hand, yeah. On the other, the trappings of punk and every other conceivable "gritty" subculture have already been coopted for decades by the elite establishment. It seems kinda weird to complain about this one specific instance.

PUNK: Chaos to Couture
posted by naju at 10:10 AM on May 7, 2014 [3 favorites]

Who's complaining? Just because clueless squares have been ineptly aping "authentic" youth cultures forever doesn't make the train wreck any less spectacular or entertaining to watch.
posted by escape from the potato planet at 10:16 AM on May 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

Fair enough!
posted by naju at 10:20 AM on May 7, 2014

Visual proof that you can't buy cool.
posted by Cuke at 10:23 AM on May 7, 2014

SAMO© as a once-a-day nutritional supplement for gritty underbellies.
posted by octobersurprise at 10:40 AM on May 7, 2014 [3 favorites]

Skateboarding and AWOLNation are over.
posted by Mid at 11:20 AM on May 7, 2014

That was cool how he wallied over that pile of rugs.
posted by Wolfdog at 11:31 AM on May 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

Hairy hipster headers Hermitage's hanging Holbein...harumph !
posted by lobstah at 11:44 AM on May 7, 2014

Skateboarding won't really be over until the GOP starts running campaign ads featuring septagenarians rolling calmly into the sunset on four tiny polyurethane wheels.
posted by b1tr0t at 12:27 PM on May 7, 2014

I wanna see someone nosebonk, and thereby shatter, a Ming vase, and then 5-0 grind an ancient Greek bronze statue of Hercules, thereby putting a huge dent and grind marks all over it. Then Christie's would be cool.
posted by ChuckRamone at 12:53 PM on May 7, 2014 [1 favorite]

All hail the great and powerful Oz.

this, along with James Franco at Pace, Jay Z at Pace last year, and Kim Gordon at a Schindler Test House via Gagosian (LA) pretty much sums up the state of the, ahem, art. it's all so seamless until you begin to pick at the threads, then it all unravels into its true state; money. stack up enough celebrity and bad-boy veneer and it all begins to just about seem credible. risk nothing, gain the world.

the art market is the most perfect of all; no real oversight and no way to argue value. it's the only market where investors can so actively drive prices.
posted by Conrad-Casserole at 1:42 PM on May 7, 2014 [2 favorites]

I like art and I like skateboarding but I don't have the attention span for slow-motion.
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:23 PM on May 7, 2014

That encapsulated so many facets of Art World awful. Thanks?
posted by stagewhisper at 4:02 PM on May 7, 2014

The 2016 presidential race is heating up already!
posted by Apocryphon at 5:57 PM on May 7, 2014

im just terrorifed at him breaking something about---also, if this is just about money, why is there such little good art about money these days
posted by PinkMoose at 6:39 PM on May 7, 2014

This is about 99% of the argument of why I need a Go Pro. Because I. Love. Slo mo.

(I liked the video.)
posted by the_royal_we at 2:33 PM on May 13, 2014

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