7 Deadly Sins
Call for Entries Accepted Artists
San Francisco, California
The Getty Getaway
The Getty Museum is built by the Getty Trust founded by the oil mogul J. Paul Getty. It is a “public secret” that the Getty empire every year saves a lot of tax money they instead spend on the art world. With an endowment of $4.2 billion, the Getty Trust is the most wealthy art institution in the World. From a democratic point of view I find this spectacular, but is it a sin?
The painting shows the Getty Museum blown up or ripped apart. Out of the white marble building comes a flying oil platform lifted by the power from the oil pressure. I have used raw linen canvas in order to show the real natural material and structure. I have kept the pallet in a gray scale except for the foundation of gold spray.
My goal is actually not to state what is right or wrong, but to question all kinds of institutions that create our world. To me the art world is getting more and more organized and controlled by all kinds of interests because of the increasing values in art. In my opinion the result is the loss of freedom for the artists and an elite-controlled art scene.
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