Art of Insult

8 Sep

Marc Chagall on Pablo Picasso: 
“What a genius, that Picasso… It’s a pity he doesn’t paint.”

Willem de Kooning to Andy Warhol (at a party): 
“You’re a killer of art, you’re a killer of beauty, you’re even a killer of laughter. I can’t bear your work!”

Francis Bacon on Jackson Pollock: 
“Jackson Pollock’s paintings might be very pretty but they’re just decoration. I always think they look like old lace.”

Banksy when meeting Robbo: 
“Never heard of you.”

Linder Sterling on Damien Hirst: 
“Dead butterflies, cows, horses, humans, sheep, and sharks — it reads like the inventory of a funerary Noah. How many halved calves suspended in formaldehyde does the world need? To my way of thinking, none.”

Frida Kahlo on the European Surrealists: 
“They are so damn ‘intellectual’ and rotten that I can’t stand them anymore… I’d rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those ‘artistic’ bitches of Paris.”

William Powhida on Takashi Murakami:
“…that hack Murakami trying to consume the market whole and ended up designing handbags…”

James McNeil Whistler on Frederic Leighton:
“My dear Leighton, why do you ever begin yours?”

Michelangelo on Raphael: 
“Everything he knew, he learned from me.”

Skii to Charles Saatchi:
“You could do-it-yourself.

(via FlavorWire)


One Response to “Art of Insult”

  1. Kzurc September 8, 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    I really enjoyed this post, keep it up!

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