> what Goldsworthy is coming out of is all DUCHAMP! as is most conceptual art
> (and all types that come out of conceptual art: site specific, earthworks,
> etc). goldsworthy going out into the forest and sewing leaves, he's an
> artist, and he's calling that "his art". (as opposed to painting, drawing,
> sculpture...) then what he does-instead of taking the actual objects (leaves
> of course would eventually degrade) is photograph it. most conceptual art is
> photo based or document based, since the idea is more important than the
> actual object....
> and for Goldsworthy-it's hard to sell sewn leaves, but photos of sown
> leaves, he can make a limited # of photo prints, sign them, and
> "instant-sellable art!" (yes, his name is big in the conceptual world)
> so to finalize: you cannot have "Art" w/o a context....
> fun discussion.
> From: mark francombe <email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Do We Perceive Beauty in an Unexpected Context
> Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 01:34:42 +0100
> Ahh.. I love his stuff, simple and natural.. have to say I dont know much
> about him.. which I just showed rather well, but I hope my point still
> stands? That Art exists even without context. I think context, makes a lot
> of Art work, but as a pretty staunch Hater of so called public or corporate
> Art, sometimes it ruins Art too!