Being Childish

Posted by Steve Lowes on

Often heard in a gallery of contemporary art:

"My five year old could have done that"

So much so, there's even an art book called "Why your five year old could not have done that"

My more pertinent response is, do they really all have five year olds? That's a lot of five year olds. What happened in 2013 that caused such an abundance of procreation? Did we have shit weather all year? Probably. But do the "critics" say the same in hot countries?

Not all my work is so serious. Honest. I painted this, acrylic on basswood scraps and wood panel, as part of the "Desire To Communicate" series. Again utilising naval signal flags to write "My Five Year Old Did Do This". With the addition of a more apparent text.

For the record, my kids are nearly seventeen. And the reason they could not do this? I'll borrow once more from my hero, Picasso:

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up"

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
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Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/pablo_picasso_104106
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/pablo_picasso_104106

No, you can't buy it. It's already gone, in exchange for a bag of Haribo fizzy fangs.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

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