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comment by ncdane Jun 7, 2005I hope if there is a rennaisence in 60s' art it isn't just for it's own sake. I love allot of the colours used in allot of the images(the chairs from 1970 spring to mind), alltough allot of of the stuff wasnh't that amazing. I wasn't amazed at the shock value of esso/lsd etc. It's the equivelant of making a painting using cow-dung. Good talking point however...the video disques were excellent and remind me of the music covers they did a couple of years ago + the work of Nick&Rob Carter .
I like it but the idea of copying something just for it's own sake seems to me bland.
comment by rowan Jun 7, 2005There seems to be quite a lot of shows related to 60s and 70s art on these days, even last year there was Art and the 60s on at Tate Britain. Personally I don't see that many references to this/these periods of art in contemporary art, but I don't think that means displaying this work isn't interesting.
comment by ncdane Jun 7, 2005I agree, it's just I would hate to see a retro type thing going on like Oasis were during Brit-Pop. But to be influenced by the sixties, and knowing the influences and doing a complete cover job aping it hook line and sinker...Like I said like the pics(most of them).
comment by rowan Jun 7, 2005The pictures are of original 60s work - wasn't sure if you thought they were new or not from what you said.
comment by kingofthebees Jun 7, 2005At the end of the day I liked the pics. I especially loved how Verner Panton's "furniturescape" look's weirdly organic and, despite it's age, still quite future-y.
Wonder if it is still futuristic, or whether my brain is of an age to simply interpret it as such, just from what I was fed as a child.
comment by ncdane Jun 9, 2005Rowen, no I knew they were of the time(Ozzie Clark) furure furniture, and as K.O.B has said they do look futury now. It' the things like the video disques and the 1970 furniture still look wonderfully fururescape in a Woody Allen type way.
No what I was saying was I wouldn't like an enviroment where people just copy the stuff from the sixties for it's own sake(like Oasis(alledeglly) did at the start of their careers when they were accused of being almost a Beatles covers band!). As you know I like the art of today as well and the different formats that is taking on.
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