July 2nd, 2009

But Is It Art?

Sundance Channel did it again yesterday with "Waiting for Hockney," a riveting documentary about a guy named Billy Pappas who spent eight years working on a super-detailed pencil drawing of a Richard Avedon photograph of Marylin Monroe. The details are literally microscopic, resulting in a work that is at first glance stunning and then becomes oddly repulsive when you move in close with a magnifying glass and see pores and a single hair growing out of a mole on Marylin’s skin.

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