Hollow Weening – For the Love of the Game

Posted by on Oct 30, 2009 in Akbar Lightning, The Chicken Wire, Truth

Dear Citizens, in an effort to respond to the garishness and offensiveness of Damien Hirst’s work For the Love of God, a platinum human skull covered in 26 million dollars worth of diamonds, selling for 100 million dollars, Globatron is releasing this limited edition of 5 glitter covered skulls, bought for a dollar a piece, whose purchase would be a symbolic rebellion against a work that hides behind irony to revel in ostentatiousness in an age of starvation and oppression.  It is time we stop hiding behind the safety net of irony, a device used to justify an elitism that much of the 20th century struggle engaged in destabalizing, and resuscitate a more pointed irony, like the one you will find in these beautiful skulls, that we are offering.  Each skull is marked up by 1000 percent, and thus increases the wager set by Mr. Hirst by a factor of 250.  For $1000 you can have one of these pieces of history, signed by both Akbar and G-tron, and make your mark in a public criticism of that kind of art that is heartless, base and ultimately a desperate attempt to hold onto a pop sensibility in a time of growing concern about our fellows.  What better way to humble that fame-lusting prima donna than to outmaneuver him with a one-dollar item.  Finally, every bit of the thousand dollars you spend on this item will go into production costs of this site, and help continue our quest for truth and reconciliation in the arts and philosophy.

Happy Hollow Weening!

Akbar Lightning


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1 Comment

  1. Akbar Lightning
    November 11, 2009

    dear jeremy,

    thanks for the kindness and civility you have brought to our discussion, which i felt more than accounted for our own shortcomings, and showed that the original work was a work meant for the discussion, not so much a focus on the styrofoam skulls, that came, by the way, already coated in glitter, i didn’t even do that! it’s a joke, but a joke pointed toward a point, which you are not really addressing by saying Hirst ‘has no responsibility’, that is an opinion, not an argument. if you would like to argue for that position, by all means do so.

    i just want to point out that including BANKSY in with Warhol and Koons, and Hirst shows a bit of a contradiction, since his work is very heavily pointed toward social inequality, and he does so in a culturally relevant way, his work does tend to exhibit a feeling of personal responsibility, and having him grouped with those other artists leads me to think that perhaps the only virtue that makes you do so is their fame, a quality that is not really relevant in a serious discussion, even in high school.



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