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1,100-square-foot mural creating stir at UMass
http://www.masslive.com/chicopeeholyoke/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1106988663304590.xml ^ | January 29, 2005 | HOLLY ANGELO

Posted on 01/30/2005 1:56:18 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

AMHERST - Are the images that now cover the walls outside Hampden Gallery at the University of Massachusetts campus obscene, thought-provoking, crude or ingenious? Some people cannot get past the naked forms in various acts of sex and violence. For others, the drawings in black marker by Austrian artist Heimo Wallner tell a story of society, filled with everything from violence, love, weapons and fame to pop music, torture, virtue and drugs. And for some, it's hard to understand or process the hundreds of figures and their actions.

(Excerpt) Read more at masslive.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: amherst; art; exhibit; umass; wallner

1 posted on 01/30/2005 1:56:18 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Asked why the figures are unclothed, the 43-year-old Wallner said, "Under our clothes, we are all naked. "

Gee, there's a brilliant rationale for you.

2 posted on 01/30/2005 2:01:28 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Well, that's the kind of a mural one gets for $1200 grant. Sistine ceiling cost Julius II the equivalent of $200000. One gets what one pays for. Cheapskates!


3 posted on 01/30/2005 2:01:57 PM PST by GSlob
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Time, place and manner regulations are not censorship, and sounds like they might be necessary in this case, although I haven't seen the offending mural.


4 posted on 01/30/2005 2:03:49 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Izzy Dunne
Asked why the figures are unclothed, the 43-year-old Wallner said, "Under our clothes, we are all naked. "

Well, I'm certainly not going to look to find out.

5 posted on 01/30/2005 2:07:32 PM PST by AppyPappy (If You're Not A Part Of The Solution, There's Good Money To Be Made In Prolonging The Problem.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

No one in my family has ever been naked.


6 posted on 01/30/2005 2:10:55 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Well, as John Lennon once said, "There may not be much difference, between Chairman Mao and Richard Nixon, if they both stand naked...."


7 posted on 01/30/2005 2:11:21 PM PST by Founding Father (Another pearl of wisdom from my imaginary mind.)
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To: Founding Father

50 lbs!


8 posted on 01/30/2005 2:13:35 PM PST by ken21 (baba boxer + ted kennedy = nuf 2 make u wanna puke)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

More obscene art crap.


9 posted on 01/30/2005 2:14:55 PM PST by squarebarb
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To: Izzy Dunne
"Under our clothes, we are all naked. . . "and under a nice coat of paint, we can have naked pictures.
10 posted on 01/30/2005 2:16:58 PM PST by SmithL (Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

So where are the PICTURES?? You must have pictures for a post like this. Now I'll have to go search for myself.


11 posted on 01/30/2005 2:18:38 PM PST by wouldilie
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"I haven't decided if I like it or I don't," said Nick J. Stevens, a junior from Athol who took a few minutes yesterday to look at the mural. Some Athol looking at naked people....
12 posted on 01/30/2005 2:23:12 PM PST by freebilly
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To: billorites
"No one in my family has ever been naked."

The most 'evolved' of the homo sapiens, genus FReepus intellectus gigantus, indeed are live-born with pajamas....

But they won't tell you THAT on smirkingchimp.com....
13 posted on 01/30/2005 2:24:20 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Reminds me of an old joke.

Starving painter is given a task by a Boston matron to paint "Custer's Last Thought's".

Painting uncovered revealed indians in all kinds of weird sexual poses. When asked how that was Custers last thought, the painter said " Custers last thought was "look at all the F***ing indians"".


14 posted on 01/30/2005 2:33:24 PM PST by Lokibob (All typos and spelling errors are mine and copyrighted!!!!)
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To: Lokibob

Now THAT'S funny...


15 posted on 01/30/2005 2:41:57 PM PST by Fintan (A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. - Groucho Marx)
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To: Lokibob
And for some, it's hard to understand or process the hundreds of figures and their actions.

I have always had a difficult time understanding the actions of people who are slightly nuts and try to pass off crap as art! Has nothing to do with nudes or nakedess, has to do with form and content. IMO

16 posted on 01/30/2005 2:44:53 PM PST by calex59
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To: Lokibob

You are right Kemosabe, it is an old joke.


17 posted on 01/30/2005 2:50:00 PM PST by calex59
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I can't evaluate it until I see it.


19 posted on 01/30/2005 3:03:36 PM PST by Poser (Joining Belly Girl in the Pajamahadeen)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"Your mission, Jim, should you decide to accept it, is to find out if this woman is naked under her clothes."


20 posted on 01/30/2005 3:08:45 PM PST by judgeandjury
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To: freebilly
a junior from Athol
The name of the town is not Athol, the author has a lisp.
BTW - the nickname of UMass Amherst is the zoo.
21 posted on 01/30/2005 3:12:17 PM PST by ProudVet77 (Survivor of the great blizzard of aught five)
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To: judgeandjury

Ahhh..hum....

Is there a woman under all that?!!

Jim.....Jim......are you there?!!


22 posted on 01/30/2005 3:38:17 PM PST by This Just In (In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

A thousand words and no picture?


23 posted on 01/30/2005 3:53:14 PM PST by ALinArleta (One shot! One kill!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

They could have gotten a bunch of middle schoolers to do that for the price of a pizza party. They already do it on bathroom walls, so what the hell?


24 posted on 01/30/2005 3:56:05 PM PST by coydog (My bathroom djinn can beat up your bathroom djinn!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

A picture is worth a thousand words, someone said.


25 posted on 01/30/2005 4:23:20 PM PST by fish hawk
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To: wouldilie

I heard the story on a local radio newscast. I don't recall seeing any newspaper accounts; otherwise, I would have fulfilled the request. :-)


26 posted on 01/30/2005 4:25:23 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Pee on the wall. Who'll notice?


27 posted on 01/30/2005 4:27:55 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: Blurblogger
"indeed are live-born with pajamas...."

And continue to fame and fortune that way exposing the MSM mental midgets...

28 posted on 01/30/2005 4:29:11 PM PST by litehaus
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To: F16Fighter

Just don't get too close to the wall in this weather. :-)


29 posted on 01/30/2005 4:29:45 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

OUCH ;-)


30 posted on 01/30/2005 4:33:07 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
My alma matter, making me so proud...
31 posted on 01/30/2005 5:04:09 PM PST by pabianice
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To: wouldilie
Here they are and not before you have dinner...
32 posted on 01/30/2005 5:05:50 PM PST by pabianice
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To: ProudVet77

Whlie the University of Massachusetts is in Amherst, there is also a town in Massachusetts called Athol.


33 posted on 01/30/2005 5:12:52 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
One school has 9 and 10 year old kids put in jail for drawing this kind of stuff. Then another school pays money for this guy to draw the same kind of stuff. ?
34 posted on 01/30/2005 5:21:20 PM PST by fella
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To: GSlob

Lots of nakedness on the Sistine Chapel ceiling too though.


35 posted on 01/30/2005 5:23:57 PM PST by xp38
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Why not just portray everyone as skeletons. After all under all that skin and flesh, we are just bones.


36 posted on 01/30/2005 5:30:27 PM PST by reg45
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To: billorites
No one in my family has ever been naked.


37 posted on 01/30/2005 5:37:58 PM PST by reg45
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To: reg45

Well, apparently we're better than you!


38 posted on 01/30/2005 5:39:34 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: ProudVet77

Athol is actually the name of a town in this state.


39 posted on 01/30/2005 5:44:16 PM PST by Radix (Oh look, Mrs McNabb, Mrs McNabb! The Patriots are coming to the Super Bowl.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

If I paint some dirty pictures on a wall and say something stupid like"in the darkness we are all blind" could I get a scholarship?How about my favorite?It doesn't matter what color our skin is we are all pink inside.That should be worth a free ride at Harvard.


40 posted on 01/30/2005 5:49:28 PM PST by rdcorso (Where Is This Allah The Merciful?All I've Seen Is Allah The Terrorist Scumbag)
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To: Radix

Just having fun. I actually live right down RT2 from Athol. I'm going to have to hire a better gag writer :)


41 posted on 01/30/2005 5:56:41 PM PST by ProudVet77 (Survivor of the great blizzard of aught five)
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To: xp38
"Lots of nakedness on the Sistine Chapel ceiling too though."
Yep, but just look at the artistic QUALITY! And the times were stricter, too.
42 posted on 01/30/2005 8:32:28 PM PST by GSlob
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To: ProudVet77

I have a brother and sister who went to UM ASS. I went to U CON N....


43 posted on 01/30/2005 8:32:43 PM PST by freebilly
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To: freebilly

You chose well. I've had one guy from UCon work for me, and have worked with several others. Quite good people. Also pretty good picking NCAA scores. :)


44 posted on 01/31/2005 12:39:06 AM PST by ProudVet77 (Survivor of the great blizzard of aught five)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

If you want to see some great art at the Hampden Gallery you should go to Steve Foley's exhibit starting on the 14th of February. I've been following this guy since he was at the Lowe Gallery in Syracuse and his sculpture is innovative and fresh, yet remains accessible. He's also a clearly gifted in his chosen medium--clay.


45 posted on 02/05/2005 3:40:26 PM PST by jurisprude
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