Art for 2012 Olympics

Now I'm no art buff but if I like the look of a picture I'll be fair and honest.
Whilst watching BBC news this morning some old bloke and bird were introduced as being on the art select committee for the games. They then showed some of the art that's been selected and he commented that one of them wasn't abstract but a representation of the energy of the games.
It was complete ******* arse and showed that art is a pretentious load of bollocks and all I can say is I hope no ****** is giving them money for any of it.
The offending painting was, if you can imagine, the end result that any 2 year old with a brush and blue paint would bring home from nursery,( I know this as I have a very similar one on the kitchen wall brought home by a 2 year old) I shit you not it was literally blue paint swirled around and was worth a ridiculous amount, I mean who the **** says this is art. I'm hoping someone can find it and do a link, but what a load of bollox!
Saw the same thing and thought exactly the same.

Did they mention how much that one that was just a set of straight multicoloured lines was worth because I reckon I could knock about six of them out a day?
Made me ******* laugh and all..
How the **** could they justify paying that committee.. What made me laugh even more was one of they space cadet ******* artists.. His comment along the lines of I took the Olympic colours and did a podium.. Because they have podiums in the Olympics.. or some shit like that..
An absolute farce..
A complete waste of time and money. So yes, the posters are a perfect representation of the 2012 Olympics...:roll:
To be honest I thought I was alone in thinking it was all bollocks. It takes the piss, I reckon me and miniminime could smash out dozens a day, dear lord how they get away with it is shocking.
My eleven month old brings more artistic and creative stuff home when the wife takes him to mums and tots.
You could probably empty the contents of your son's nappy onto an A4 piece of paper and sell it to Lord Coe for few grand.

And if you do, I want half(the money, not the painting materials).
I hope no taxpayers cash went to pay for the 5 minutes that they must have used to create most of those "artworks". Only an utter simpleton would pay for this.
and for this;


I'd like cash please.
i think that all of you are understating it, there is no way that any of it was as good as you guys have been making it out to be. Me and mrs Crimson were totally gobsmacked at the utter drivel coming out of the art 'experts' mouth. he was making it up as he went along and im sure he knew it was all shit as well. this just stinks of the emperors new clothes, they are all just scared of saying it is shite in case some ****** wants his money back or just realises they are a complete bunch of cnuts for buying it and saying it is good in the first place. Just complete and utter cnuts thats all they are and they think we are stupid enough to fall for it because some expoert says it is good, grips my ******* shit it does.

I also noticed there are a slack handful of Turner prize winners amongst the 'Artists'; thats why all the arty types are scared to say how shit they are.

Apart from that it was all fine!
Is the committee buying art or the artists name, cos those posters are shit.
I'm trained in "Art" I have a GCSE in it G'uv. :O)
I hope no taxpayers cash went to pay for the 5 minutes that they must have used to create most of those "artworks". Only an utter simpleton would pay for this.
Bob my dear friend, some of the worlds most expensive works of art would appear to be done by 1st year Kindergarten children to most people.

Only the "masters" in this field of endeavour would be able to determine their true value.

I wouldn't loose any sleep over this, even if your hard earned tax was funding it.

Most things in life we just simply have no control over, some people find that fact harder to swallow than others.


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I wonder why the names Tony and Seb, and the thought of money making/wasting scams all come to mind?
Margates Finest,Tracy Emins scrawl was vomit making,I had the misfortune to meet said 'finger painter',at the Tate about 15 years ago,for the 'mega Picasso' exhibition.

It was a private viewing,organised by a city bank,and my boss got me in,and I was wandering around whilst they were all off having some nosh,I was looking at one exhibit which consisited of a pair of racing handlebars,which were supposed to represent bulls horns,and some other bits of tat,my reverie was disturbed by some esturine tones,which sounded like "marvelous in'it",to which I replied without thinking " great,but why is the bull called Campagnolo?".

On turning around,my eyes beheld a heaving cleavage,and a face like the north end of a southbound camel,it was 'our Trace',her reply was along the lines of 'you know nothing about f***ing art,you're a phillistine',to which I replied "blame my comprehensive school education,which only gave me,A and O level Art,and O level Art History,as well as an appreciation of fine art".

She gave me a scathing look,then said "went to Uni did we?",to which I replied in my best London accent "Nah Luv,in my day,that would'nt even have got me a job in the galleries that show your shite",she then turned an fucked off at a great rates of knots,and left me to contemplate,the 'drop handlebars'

My boss told me later that,she was gobbing off all over the drinks,about some "cockney tosser,who knew nuffink about art,and Picasso in particular",which I took as a compliment coming from such a 'highly regarded' artist! :biggrin:


They're all pretty shit and Tracey Emin's effort means she deserves more than ever a punch in the face and a Nazi-style burning of anything she's ever written or created, down to a shopping list. The "GO" poster though is really good and reminded me of the post-war Games posters. Why do we have to be so hippy about the whole ******* thing though, can't we have some clarity and pride put in like other countries? Too much abstraction. The logo and mascots are a joke as a result.

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