Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Riot

Last night, Ellie and I hosted the last of our artists' group sessions for the year. Intending to end up on a light note, we decided to play the recent Colbert Report interview with Steve Martin, poking fun at the contemporary art world with a delicious parody of pretentious artspeak; and Colbert's follow-up the next day with William Wegman, the artist whose Weimaraners have been celebrity dogs for decades. For good measure, I read this hilarious send-up of the annual brag letter that HeartinSanFrancisco posted on her blog, Guilty With an Explanation the other day. We hope she doesn't mind. If it has not yet come your way, take my word for it: it's one of the funniest things I've read all year. Last night, it brought the house down... Acknowledged, with thanks!

4 comments:

mandt said...

Did you see that wonderful PBS special on glass artist Dale Chihuly? Absolutely breathtaking. peace m

PeterAtLarge said...

Ni, I missed that one. Unless it's the same one I saw a while back. Very possible. PBS is in the dumps at the moment. I'm very sad, because I scarcely watch anything else...

Kara Rane said...

gr*8t! very funny heartinsf.

Anonymous said...

It was funny, I thought Martin wouldn't fall for the fake Pollock.
SR