Whispers

Whispers
Andre Wallace

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Eddie Wolfram and Pavel Buchler

The Jackdaw has related an extraordinary story concerning one Pavel Buchler. This state art acolyte, discovered a number of paintings by one Eddie Wolfram (deceased) in an Oxfam shop in Manchester. He then bought the lot and re-cycled them as his own artworks, largely by removing the paint and sticking it onto new canvases with no-nails in new (meaningful) configurations. This is supposed to be conceptually meaningful in a number of ways, as a comment on the artists rejection by the market place etc, etc, etc, the usual conformist conceptual crap and misbegotten thinking. The stuck on recycled paint bits are now being shown at Max Wigram in Cork street.

This blog has complained about artists being ripped off before but this one really achieves a new low. This dumb gesture displays no artistry, no sensibility, no decency, no sensitivity towards a dead artist and no morality - what he has done here comes under a old religious and moral heading, that of desecration. Once upon a time all artists were made aware of their moral and ethical responsibilities and they even took them seriously. One can only imagine what he may reply to that charge! This is no more than a conceited, jack-ass, lazy, idle stunt, and can only be the product of unadulterated ignorance and overweening ambition - and note that he is ostensibly the professor of fine art at Manchester school of art - God help his poor long suffering students!




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  2. I wonder if it was the same Eddie Wolfram that published a book on collage back in the 70s?

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  4. Yes. it is probably by him, very expensive on amazon though? Wonder why?

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