Sunday, 9 October 2011


A photo of Pete Horobin with another nude model, this time under the title - Food Art Action.
I think that's a rabbit - or maybe a baby ET..!!
Courtesy of The Attic Archive


  1. I know conceptual art is supposed to be difficult, but presenting it without criticism invites apathy if not hostility from the visitor. thebear's response is about the best you can hope for {McGonagall probably got that a lot). The absence of other comments speaks for itself.

  2. cutting edge, as opposed to insane, hopefully : )
    He also did a lot of 'stuff' when he was employed in the DRCU as a graphic artist, his suicide exhibition being the most memorable and causing a furore amongst some of the more conservative members of the management committee who couldnt handle reality.

  3. what is difficult about conceptual art ? and who says it is supposed to be difficult ? conceptual art is ,in my opinion, done by lazy fuckers who are up there own arses , might as well do "time based art " is art ...draw , paint , film , explore, dont need recognition or praise...its just a release that needs to be let out...why does everything have to be Validated by someone else? do what you do because you need to..Fucking hate conceptual art...mike kane ...VEX

  4. Validation can have a strange effect on people.
    I remember getting a good buzz from seeing Banksy's work in Bristol many many years ago, way before he was known further afield.
    This was a time when his work was also being removed from the walls by the local council.
    Forward-wind a few years and Banksy's work and antics had started to become noticed by the national press and media, swiftly followed by famous celebs wanting to buy his work - which led to Banksy himself becoming famous.
    As is in life, this fame had given the stamp of validity to Banksy's work.
    So in more recent times Bristol authorities not only embraced him with a major exhibition in the local museum, but the council now even go out of their way to protect Banksy's work around the city!
    The same person - the same work - viewed entirely differently!!

  5. Banksy clearly knew from an early point in his career how to connect with people, presenting familiar objects from an unfamiliar viewpoint and forcing the viewer to think again. This is what successful art does. [The councils who discouraged him probably feared less-creative copycats.]

    The examples in earlier posts don't have that effect. They leave the viewer bewildered, at best. A pile of junk re-arranged in a not-very-skilful way still looks like a pile of junk. David Mach's early sculptures were often made from surplus items, but they were beautifully designed and crafted. This blog is another good example of using everyday objects to stir memories and get people thinking.

    It's interesting to know such things were going on in our city, but there were plenty of other artists working here, too. I suppose their output wasn't so easy to collect!

  6. Vex are you saying James Leaburn's two years at art college doing TBA were a complete waste of tax payer money ?

  7. James did TBA ! yes..complete waste of money...what does James do now ? not seen him in ages

  8. furniture removal last I heard its an art form :D

  9. same as Duffy ! 2 conceptual artists together :)