Gregory Crewdson Self-Proclaimed Realist
OK.. first off..
I just have to say.. I'm home watching the new season premier of Bravo's Project Runway. Am I the only person who thinks It's by far the Best GAY Comedy on TV??
Last night I attended a panel discussion sponsored by The New School and Aperture. And something very strange happened.. moderated by Author, Susan Bright.. The Super Star Photographer Gregory Crewdson stated, "I'm a Realist Artist in the same tradition as Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, and Edward Hopper..". WHAT?? Is he
smoking crack kidding?? Needless to say.. most of the photo aficionado crowd and I disagreed!
I like Crewdson's work, and if it weren't so outrageously expensive/overpriced I'd have some of his staged fanciful dreamlike photos on my wall... But is it possible he really thinks of himself as a realist?? It's just surprising to think the public opinion of an artist's work can be so different than the artist's view of their own work.