The August MAO Art Quiz
Appropriate or inappropriate appropriations.. ? I'm still
obsessed thinking about the topic, and Kota Ezawa's Nan Goldin appropriation from last weeks image of the week. Sadly, not many readers commented. Thanks.. AJ your thoughts were much appreciated! But, thinking about contemporary artists appropriating the work of other contemporary artists, you can't help wonder if it's just artistic mental masterbation all too insular, and does the current copycat artist really add anything new to the original work of art they are copying appropriating? Hmm...
Keeping in this
twisted mind set, this months August MAO Art Quiz are two very different types of contemporary art appropriations. Also, the last few months of quiz were answered way too quickly in under 10 minutes, so this quiz needed to be a bit more difficult. So we'll see how long this one takes...and which Art Genius steps up to the challenge!
In both cases, these are photographers appropriating other contemporary artworks.
So to win, first the easy part, please give the names of the original appropriated art works, and the original brilliant artist who's work which as been appropriated.
Then, the hard part, give the two names of the current
copycats artist who created each of these current photo's.
The first person in with ALL the correct answers gets to pick their favorite charity for a generous donation to be made in their honor.
You can also email your answers to Mike@ModernArtObsession.com
So, what do you think, are these truly new art works, or just
bad photo imitations of great original works? Have these artists really added anything new to the art world or have they just added too much cash to their retirement accounts ? Will any of these new approprations really stand the test of time or will they quickly fade into art world obscurity?