Indian Casino or S.A.M.

So... let’s say you have dedicated your life to art and obviously from your work have studied long and hard subjects such as composition, texture, technique and color. You have reached your peak as an artist. You choose to work in a modern technique but do not throw out all the rules to what makes a great painting. And then, someone contacts you about hanging one of your works. The painting that they chose has harmonious cool colors with warmth only added in areas of interest. You agree to allow them to hang it. No doubt you are feeling pretty good about yourself. On entering the room where your painting is hung, you feel a pain in your stomach and the urge to vomit hits you. The assholes have hung your painting amongst 17th and 18th century works.  It sticks out like a sore thumb. Some of us can barely remember what the image is because we have turned from it so quickly while wrenching. There’s no doubt that the people who hung it came up with all kinds of intellectual dribble to justify no concern for what the artist wanted for his work. And, of course, the artist from the 17thand 18th centuries are not walking amongst us any longer to voice their dislikes.  I guess, it was more important for them to make a stupid statement about art than to uphold the trust that was given to them by the artist. There could be one more reason it was used in such a manor, possibly as a transition piece. If that is the case the person who made that decision needs to be fired. They also have painted the walls with loud obnoxious colors. It is obvious the building is more important than the art. This treatment is ok if you are decorating a home or an office building. But if you are a museum than I would say you have some obligation to care about art more than your building. You can view this huge mess at the Indian casino in downtown Seattle( Izzy's description) also known as Seattle Art Museum.

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Comments (2)

  1. Bettymom

    Geez Louise – I’d be afraid to go inside!

    July 30, 2013
    1. buzzzing

      Don’t be scared…just an opinion of mine. I always take up for the artist

      July 31, 2013
  2. jamesdouglas750

    Ah, that is a bummer. I have a lot of artist friends and it’s always sad when someone who knows absolutely nothing buys them and puts them in places where they are never truly appreciated.

    James | california indian casinos

    November 26, 2013
  3. alenamauer

    That is a very loud building for sure! That is a definite way to get people attention. Whether good or bad, people will be looking at that while they pass. I would definitely get a picture in front of it, it makes for a great colorful background.

    Alena |

    March 18, 2014
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