What is this
The name of the exhibit is UNREAL and it runs from January 22 to September 5, 2011. The name of the drawing is Untitled, by Marcel Dzama, 2000, ink, watercolour, root-beer wash on paper, and it's part of the collection of the Vancouver Art Gallery. According to the New York Times, "Dzama is a Canadian Wunderkind, and his lugubrious fairy-tale sensibility in some way exemplifies the latest drift in contemporary art. Call it cute tragedy or tragic cuteness: either way, it refers to the impulses of a post-Warhol generation that uses the popular art forms of childhood to express a startling array of adult feelings." They're kidding us, right? What claptrap. Here is some more of his work:
Why am I wasting so much time at my day job? I could be doing this and earning thousands of $$dollars. I guess this is art ... well, anything can be art, but ... am I missing something?