Art with a capital F- Library of Mu
- Library of Mu record:
- Title: Art with a capital F
- Date: 11 December, 1993
- Journal: NME
- Author: ?
- Type of resource: Letters
- Status: original
- No. views: 1778
- Description: writers slam stupid K-F and suggest that they should have the money
Art with a capital F
By ? (11 December, 1993, NME)
Art with a capital F
Oh well done KLF, K Foundation or whatever stupid name you've thought up
this week. What a victory for real art your little stunt was. So very
witty! You've wasted a fortune on advertising what turned out to be little
more than a pointless schoolboy prank.
Having bought the attention of the nation, you just vaguely bitched away
without offering anything positive. It had all the ironic dignity of
Hooray Henrys setting fire to fivers in front of starving tramps. Except
you didn't even have the guts to turn up at your own joke, preferring to
hide away where no-one could take you and your dubious 'statement' to
Art terrorism? My arse! Isn't about time you grew up?
- Neil Jones, Sheffield
No doubt Messers Drummond and Cauty are reclining in their smoking jackets,
complaining that they've been 'misunderstood'. They can only blame
themselves - their failure to explain their actions in any way wasn't
clever, merely pathetic.
Anyone can moan, you know, and if you've (literally) got money to burn, you
can moan louder than anyone else. It doesn't mean you've got anything to
- Ben Willmott
WON'T GET FOOLED AGAIN?
Pop stars buy their way into the news by spending what is, for many, the
equivalent of a lifetime's wages on full page newspaper ads, prime-time TV
ads, cadillacs laid on for journalists, security and of course the ukp40,000
award for 'worst artist'. In attempting to undermine one spectacle they
unwittingly create another; and it has a clearer message: Keep watching.
We have a voice because we have the money. You don't. Stay at home. Keep
watching - money rules.
The K Foundation are not cultural terrorists. They are art critics by
another name, who are on a different payroll. As such they fail to
understand that the spectacle/spectator relationship is a staunch bearer
of the capitalist order they are so critical of.
- The Spectacle Of Radical Postures Inc, Manchester
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