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Rich Franco

2 Years Ago

I Think I'll Take Up Painting,anybody Have A Lear Jet I Can Borrow?

Just when you thought us humans had run out of ways to pollute the planet, some "princess" comes up with this!

http://photos.oregonlive.com/photo-essay/2013/04/jet_engine_art_by_princess_tar.html

Geez!

Rich

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Barbara Griffin

2 Years Ago

See the first comment on the piece "Ah, typo in the headline... you used the word art by mistake"

 

Dan Turner

2 Years Ago

The result she's showing in photo 8 is gorgeous! I like everything about this.

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Very Pollock-esque!

I agree with Dan. That finished work is wonderful. :-)

 

Penny Hunt

2 Years Ago

Who knew? Amazing!

 

Delete Delete

2 Years Ago

If she was not a "princess", this would go nowhere.

 

Jeff Kolker

2 Years Ago

Do like the end result in #8...

 

Dan Turner

2 Years Ago

Just the way it was done adds a few thousand to each piece.

Ordinary art opening: "How'd you do that?"
"I threw paint at the canvas."

Princess Tarinan von Anhalt art opening: "How'd you do that?"
"I GOT A LEAR JET AND CRANKED IT UP AND HURLED PAINT INTO THE AIR AND I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BLOW AWAY IT WAS LIKE WOW!!!!!!"

"What?"

"I SAID I GOT A LEAR JET AND oh....very funny."

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Viktor Savchenko

2 Years Ago

It is more about process than painting.
Nothing is new there,
we all do splashes.
Just read this post from beginning!

 

Rich Franco

2 Years Ago


I thought of excesses when I posted this, not the finished product. I like the end result, but if I could afford it, I would never purchase it and condone how and why she does this. Throwing buckets of paint at a canvas, could achieve the same results, right? Just have to factor in the height of the building and velocity! No pollution and waste!!!

Pollock??? Give me a break!

Rich

 

Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

A princess might be how she got on the internet - but jackson pollock was no prince (charming or otherwise) and it's the same principle.

and I agree with Dan on this one - nice art work.

 

Rich Franco

2 Years Ago

Roy,

I'm not critiquing the the result, only the method. Is the result worth the method?

Rich

 

Patricia Strand

2 Years Ago

I actually like the photos of her process better than the paintings! The painting in number 8 looks doctored, to me.

 

Patricia Strand

2 Years Ago

Rich, that's kind of what I was thinking, too. The end result isn't anything so fabulous as to need a lear jet to achieve.

 

Christine Till

2 Years Ago


#8 is awesome!

However, it's neither original nor new ... she just continues what her late husband Jurgen von Anhalt has started.



 

Viktor Savchenko

2 Years Ago

I am with Patricia.
Remarkable work of photographer (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
introduces us to style of painting everybody can do, assuming you pay for gas.

 

Viktor Savchenko

2 Years Ago

In Starry Night artists definitely used some kind of blower
Photography Prints

 

Lynn Palmer

2 Years Ago

Eight is nice enough but I'm much more enamored by the photos taken of the paint frozen in mid air. Like others suggested, it seems like a jet engine wasn't absolutely necessary to create the images.

 

Rich Franco

2 Years Ago



Wow!

Very surprised by reactions here about the resulting art, using probably the most wasteful and environmentally wrong way to create art! Are people that narcissistic that using a multi-million dollar jet and hundreds or thousands of gallons of jet fuel to produce a piece of "art" is acceptable? Don't we as artists, have some need and even a right and an obligation, to protect the landscapes and environments we paint or photograph. Should we just hope that this "princess" create schools all around the world and help spread this "new" way to create art?

Do we need to create new excesses for us, just becasue the final product is "kinda cool"???

Rich



 

Tony Rodriguez

2 Years Ago

actually like the photos of her process better than the paintings! ::: I rather enjoyed the photos of the paint in the air. More so than the finished work,

 

Dan Carmichael

2 Years Ago


Come on people, have mercy on the poor princess. Rich... privileged... bored... she doesn't have anything better to do with her life.

 

Rich Franco

2 Years Ago


Sorry all, thought this process of hers was offensive to us and Earth, but seems some still are condoning the use of the jet to fuel her art!

Don't care really how good the photography is of her paint being sprayed by a jet engine, that's just the math, but just surprised that artists don't see a basic problem with this "artist" using a jet to be her paint brush, which seems a little "overboard", to say the least. If we all started doing and creating art, that was good art maybe, but hurt ourselves, our children and the rest of the planet, would the art be worth the "expense"? That's my question,

Rich

 

Jeff Kolker

2 Years Ago

I say, it's her money, she can spend it as she wants. Would it be worth it to me? No... but I wouldn't want to be told how to spend my own personal funds. And, I do think the earth will survive her little endeavor.

 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

Gee, I thought the plane was in flight....Can you imagine the amazing contrails!!

 

OTIL ROTCOD

2 Years Ago

A very expensive way to create an artwork. The lifestyle of the rich and the famous. The jet is not the clincher, I think the price of the finished work would be very expensive. Besides the outcome is beautifully done. And she wouldnt find it hard to sell it to her fellow royalties, or billionair friends. Maybe we could do the same style guys, but instead of a learjet we could use an industrial fun. Who knows we might get the same result. LOL. Thanks Rich for the share.

 

Dan Carmichael

2 Years Ago

It's a gimmick,

It's genius PR,

She's probably in the news multiple times in multiple countries.

She's being talked about in forums everywhere,

And because of it she will:

1) sell her art

2) make lots more money than you do.

Move on.

 

Christine Till

2 Years Ago


I've seen worse ... like "art" created on the account of dying people and such.

 

A Souppes

2 Years Ago

I agree it just a PR but can one use space shuttle for this?

 

Roger Swezey

2 Years Ago

RE: Publicity Stunt

Let's get serious....Everything we put up on display on this site, whether it be a painting, photo, digital art, actual sculpture, etc. is in essence a publicity "stunt".

 

Rebecca Sherman

2 Years Ago

Performance art with a finished product. I think the whole thing is lovely and can imagine the roar of the engine and wind probably adds to the joy of the wet colors flying around.

 

Tom Druin

2 Years Ago

rich ... the key words are wasteful and environmentally wrong the fact she was in the process of creating art is of no importance .you create a piece of art using all of the most enviromentally sound products you can it turns out fantastic now you live in florida, i live in africa i order a 24x36 canvas wrap how am i recieving that between processing and shipping who knows how many planes,trains and automobiles it is going to take to get me that canvas wrap .

 

A Souppes

2 Years Ago

those of you who think this is art just stop pretending and ask yourself if she paid $10 to a guy/girl from the street would end result be better or worse I think not. That's exactly how rich ppl see art if it someone famous even pisses on canvas it's a masterpeace...
I though more of you ppl...

 

P S

P S

2 Years Ago

The Princess should try that with a Boeing 747.

 

A Souppes

2 Years Ago

Or RAF and USAF could do mass production of this "art"

 

Ann Powell

2 Years Ago

Very interesting discussion, I enjoyed reading all the viewpoints. I think she could have easily achieved the same end result without the jet fuel, with some other type of blower. But then the whole performance part of it would be missing. My first reaction was the irresponsible use of fuel and the environment. But, as someone touched upon, we do not think about the "carbon footprint" of other things, such shipping our canvas, or producing a movie, or even the manufacture and shipping of cameras, and the constant upgrade of our computers etc etc. ,Or all the jet fuel we manage to use around the world to kill one another......

 

@ Ann -- Right on.

@ Rich -- Yes, Pollock! You're telling me you don't see the similarities? No worries; I won't try to convince you, if you don't.

 

Rich Franco

2 Years Ago

Wendy,

Of course I see the finished product has a similiar look, but he used house paint, alcohol and drugs to create his works, not some gimmicky excuse to burn jet fuel. Putting this "princess" in the same sentence as Pollock, just took me by surprise!

I've seen videos where apes and elephants "paint" by doing the same as she does, but no one would compare their finished product to Pollock!

As I mentioned above, I was just surprised when artists here condoned and supported her method, which after all is used by the owners of the company that leases these Lear jets.

And as far as the references to the "carbon foot print" things we do, as part of our every day life, doesn't really apply here, as opposed to where somebody is going out of their way to be excessive. What we do on a daily basis, generally has to be done, food needs to be shipped to stores and flights have to be taken for business or personal reasons, just part of life. What we do with the things we can control, is more important than some "artist" on a tarmac, throwing paint at a cavnas, which is just being done to get attention to FlexJet and their stockholders.

I just thought as artists, we would innately be "Greener" and opposed to silly antics like this example, but seems I was wrong, for the most part.

I can't see this going anywhere further without getting politics involved or personal attitudes brought up, so, I will close this discussion,

Rich

 

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