I know I have written seemingly cryptic things on here- maybe I am not good with writing long drawn out thoughts... maybe I don't want to pin it all down to one idea of thought, when there is so much left unsaid- so I keep it short usually. Well, I really don't mean to be rude, but I have been feeling disappointed by the responses in this thread. I thought of the dire straits song, Private Investigations, it popped into my mind, who knows why. But I was feeling it from Bob's point of view ( or how I think I would feel if I were him- so I guess it's just my feelings in the end). I feel like people are trying to dig up the dirt on him, like it is just some game. If it was me I would wonder why... there's always some excuse to it... but l don't think I would ever get used to it. So there is a lot to ponder for me- why do we have to know his intentions. If you want to ask him if he is a criminal, and tell him that you like his ass, go ahead I guess. This is from the people who love his music the most... it's just strange to me. I can't express myself well here- except to say maybe we should think about the boundaries between and artist and the "audience" or whatever- are there some? I think it must take a lot of courage for someone like Bob, who I consider to be a great artist, not to just close the blinds, and forget trying to do any of it for the public. Yeah, I think the work brings up valid questions about the meaning of authenticity in art, etc., but I think they are questions about art, and maybe about his art, but is it personal- seems like some people just really want to rip into him. Why? Maybe we should investigate ourselves... Wow... sorry, this whole thing sounds horribly corny, and with horrible grammar, but if someone had to be the sap, I guess I will (Lily Rose, I wrote this before your post, hit submit, and then it told me yours had just popped up and to review mine in light of yours, but I think I'll post mine too anyway)
nothing wrong with your opinion and you expressed it very well... but make no mistake, not everyone shares your belief and WE DON'T HAVE TO. Like I told Lily, I feel the need to express to you too. I have not disrespected you in anyway, but simply disagreed with your opinion... but yet your post was quite rude to me and I don't even know you. BE RESPECTFUL.
I adore Bob's music as much as the next fan, but what makes the world turn is what tickles each person differently. I'm not out to get Bob. I do however think what he did with the marketing of this was rather sneaky. He not only used public domain images, but copyrighted ones and never credited them. That's sneaky. These paintings are his, these impressions are not. They are however marketed by the gallery, AND by his own words in the catalog as if they are his impressions. It is what it is. Just respect we have a difference of opinion.