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Man vs. Art Episode 63! Conceptual Art and other forms of Bullshit.

Man vs. Art Episode 63! Conceptual Art and other forms of Bullshit.






This vague nature of the definition has made it possible for all types of twisted abominations to be labeled as art and sold at ridiculously inflated prices.
What is art? While its boundaries are hard to encompass, Webster’s defines art as:

Skill acquired by experience, study, or observation.
An occupation requiring knowledge or skill.
The conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects.

As a result those who want all the perks of being an artist but don’t want to do all of the work have taken a shortcut. Rather than dedicate themselves to enriching art they have chosen to be smart asses at art’s expense. They become Conceptual and or Appropriation Artists.

Man Vs. Art Episode 19 Cartoons, Agents, and Pitching with Jim Lujan and Kevin Cross

Man Vs. Art Episode 19 Cartoons, Agents, and Pitching with Jim Lujan and Kevin Cross






Artist reps AKA Agents.
Why would you need one?
We artists dream of being represented by an agent who will market our work, set up pitch meetings, score us an in-house or freelance gig, and do all that boring non-art stuff like marketing, negotiating, and selling. Well if you have a great idea for an animated TV show, Movie, or book and want to pitch it to the major studios and networks, you’ll have a tough time getting a meeting without an agent.
The stark truth is that it’s extremely tough to find a good agent.

For artists it’s best if you’re already known enough in your field to have agents seeking you instead of you going to them. Sadly this rarely occurs. Very few artists get this privilege. The rest of us must submit material to many agents and agencies and choke down the pile of rejection slips before eventually hooking up with an agent willing to take a chance on us.

The Art Of Darkness.  Although Dorkness is more like it. Angst Wangst!

The Art Of Darkness. Although Dorkness is more like it. Angst Wangst!






Since when did it become uncool to be a good guy? In the latest Superman movie he’s a dead beat dad stalker!!!! That’s not the big blue boy scout I recall! If you ask me the world needs more good guys, both in reality as well as fiction.