November 12, 2013

"Who paints like that?"

Says Meade, critiquing my step stool.

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I defend myself: "It's Pollockesque. I don't know that I did that painting walls. That maybe happened down in the studio. That might be gesso."

33 comments:

tim maguire said...

Somebody'd pay top dollar for that.

Henry said...

I saw a busker in the subway this morning who had pants painted like that. Who paints pants like that?

MadisonMan said...

Did you paint that that way on purpose, or is it just the result of a drippy paintbrush when you were painting something else?

surfed said...

Forget the pics of the stool post pics of you paint covered.

Tank said...

You could get a new one by using the Althouse Amazon portal.

Is that thing safe?

When you step off, don't you get an awful lot of paint on the floor?

Rusty said...

Just stick to your story.

Rusty said...

Are you redoing that room? Th plate is off the outlet and the baseboard is off he wall.

Ann Althouse said...

"Did you paint that that way on purpose, or is it just the result of a drippy paintbrush when you were painting something else?"

Meade's question is referring to skill at painting walls and ceilings. The stool is evidence of poor skill (in his book).

Ann Althouse said...

"Are you redoing that room? Th plate is off the outlet and the baseboard is off he wall."

The baseboard has been off since the floor was installed last summer. Leaving them off was a step in this painting job that's happening now.

Ann Althouse said...

See, if you're being an artist, slathering canvases, it's plausible that your in some sort of passionate frenzy, and disregarding the flying droplets is a virtue.

Peter said...

Well, that's the question someone will ask fifty years from now: is this folk art, or just some junk from Goodwill?

And perhaps they'll ponder what (if anything) that question says about the state of the art world?

traditionalguy said...

It's not flat enough.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Did you plug that hole yet?

(referring to the disused A/C unit)

EDH said...

More than once, Mead has reminded me of my father.

As a teen, I was a voracious slob when I'd eat dinner at the family table.

When I'd get up from the table, my father would look down at my chair seat littered with food scraps and say, "no wonder you leave the table still hungry."

EDH said...

Thanks, Meade, for the memory and the laugh.

rhhardin said...

Pollock's stuff is fractal (it looks the same at any scale), somebody has noticed.

Cut out a piece of it and blow it up to the original size and it looks the same, roughly stated.

Saint Croix said...

Who paints like that?"

If you dribble the paint on a toilet seat the feminist metaphor will be obvious to all.

lemondog said...

Put it up for bid on Ebay.

Rusty said...

Ann Althouse said...
See, if you're being an artist, slathering canvases, it's plausible that your in some sort of passionate frenzy, and disregarding the flying droplets is a virtue.

Yeah. Well, wash that thing. It's dangerous they way it is now.

rhhardin said...

Pollock in the backyard this morning.

El Pollo Raylan said...

Are Pollock jokes impolitic?

Strelnikov said...

I have the matching radio, used during numerous paintings.

wildswan said...

The step ladder is good but it makes me nervous, being on that nice floor. I think you should put it on a canvas and frame the canvas and call it 3-D Printing and sell it for enough to get a new one .

Ann Althouse said...

"Yeah. Well, wash that thing. It's dangerous they way it is now"

That's ancient paint.

Big Mike said...

I'm with Tim Maquire (11:21) -- if you had submitted it to art show without any inkling that it was accidental, I think you'd have gotten a pretty decent offer. In your shoes I'd have asked $400, at least.

Scott said...

"It's Pollockesque."

Like fish sticks?

St. George said...

After deKooning died, his estate sought to sell the seats of a three-hole outhouse he splattered paint on.

The Elder said...

Looks like it might be bird poop, too.

Big Mike said...

Showed this post to wife after dinner. She says $4000 at a minimum.

WestVirginiaRebel said...

It's like the All in the Family episode where Archie's chair gets mistaken for modern art.



Michael The Magnificent said...

The stool is evidence of poor skill (in his book).

Au contraire. The paint on that stool is quite intentional, I'm willing to bet, and in my opinion quite well done.

Rusty said...

Ann Althouse said...
"Yeah. Well, wash that thing. It's dangerous they way it is now"

That's ancient paint.

OK
Put a planter on it and call it kitsch.

Meade said...

The Elder said...
"Looks like it might be bird poop, too."

Exactly. Where are we - Rome?