Saturday, September 22, 2012

Frescogate: Cecilia Giménez goes a bit Damien Hirst

More intrigue from the Santuaria de Misericordia in Borja, as that nice old lady who turned the image of Jesus into a sad-eyed monkeybeastling has announced that she wants a slice of the tourist revenue. If we are going to have such a socio-aesthetic construct as outsider art, creativity that benefits from its amateur, outlying, renegade status, does it cease to be worthwhile the moment the artist tries to cash in on it?

1 comment:

Indigo Roth said...

Hi Tim! I'm not sure, but as road-crash tourism, "Ecce Mono" is doing them a lot of good at their church. One would hope they would wish to distribute their "good luck" in some truly Christian way? Indigo