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Thursday, April 06, 2006

From those wonderful people who brought you link-testing...

In 1993, some American researchers did some...research. They asked 1001 Americans what their views were of "good art". A bit like what market researchers here do with ads and the like. Recruit people in a caravan at a shopping mall - you know how it works. Anyway, based on this insightful information, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid created the perfect painting.

It's a painterly landscape featuring George Washington, a strolling family, deer and a bellowing hippo. And yeah, it's as nasty as it sounds. You don't want to see it.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

A. I do want to see it.

B. On an unrelated topic, I want to punch my klient in the kidneys right now.

3:30 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do too. Hippos rock.

3:55 PM NZST

Anonymous Melamid said...

See it here at:


4:53 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can tell none of you have ever read hey whipple...we had a good laugh about this one 2 years ago

9:10 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

...squeeze this!

9:36 PM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it.

11:04 AM NZST

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Luke Sullivan likes hippos, if his taste in type is anything to go by - every Gellin McFaggot Minneapolis ad from the '80s had big, pachydermous helvetica bold condensed type that would make hippos look emaciated - and thus kinda sexy...
Try and out-geek that.

1:15 PM NZST


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