New Trend: Hamsters

May 16th, 2005 · No Comments · Education

dress by Psycho Girlfriend [source]

Apparently, Dick Blick must have started selling hamsters, and somehow I missed it. Believe it or not, this is the third art piece featuring the little furry rodents that I’ve heard of in the last month (via abLA).

The first two hamster works appeared on the same day, unbeknownst to the respective artists, who were shocked that someone else had thought of the same thing, as part of projects to be critiqued in one of Murray’s classes.

When Murray was asked to comment on the issue of copying, he stuck to the Rosalind Krauss argument that hamsters are just an art material like any other, and no one’s got dibs on commonly used materials. From now on, I guess we can expect lots of inexpensive small live creature based artwork. Where’s PETA when you need them?

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