FYI: I am not fluent in English, I’m trying to be at least. Sorry for the potentials mistakes. Feel free to correct me in the comment section.
Letter received and diffused by The New-York Pines after the gruesome discovery of a dead body in Greenwich Village :
Greetings New-Yorkers and to the whole wide world ;
I discovered that I must be a strange fellow since my art wasn’t recognized the way I thought it would be.
This is annoying to put your heart and soul into something and seeing it end up being a disaster.
Maybe because people are strange, or maybe this is all me. I’m confused…
I’ve carefully choosed my subject and the scenery. The message that I wanted to share with the world completely falled apart. Nobody seems to have really understood my work, my art. I have put a lot of heart and effort into it. But people don’t seems to appreciate this art of mine.
It was beautifull, at least from my point of view.
Carefully hanged on an old telegraphic wire linking two building, hanging in the air and crossing a busy and scenic commercial street, there was exposed my masterpiece, for you all to see.
A torso that I, the « misunderstood artist » sculpted and carved into the most noble components. A component that no artist ever use, or very rarely.
Just a torso a real human torso, suspended in the air in the same pose as the Christ on his cross.
It took some time to do this… finding the right materials, the place… It took some thinking to hang my art piece in the right place. I won’t really go into details, a magician keep is secret, and so does the artist.
What kind of message I wanted to vehiculate ? This is the kind of questions no artists should answer ! Let it to your audience to build their own opinion. Why does the artist always need to explain his work ? It’s too easy if we revealed the true meaning of our art ! Let the individual to make is own assumption. That’s why art exist : make up your own minds, find the meaning, your personnal one.
Does a piece of art always have to make sense ? Hell no ! It have a meaning for sure, unconsciously, we give it one when we’re creating it. Personally, I let my instincts take the wheel of my creativity. Can’t go wrong if it is from a feeling deep within my soul that my art come to life.
But, like I said before, people are strange. Jim Morrison used to sing about this. He probably knew how strange it was to be an artist, a successful one, and seeing all those peoples, fans, journalists, critics, others artists, criticizing your work and at the same time your life. Wich is stupid !
Let me give you and advice : you have to differentiate the personnal life of an artists from his work. Those are two completely different entities.
And as for the way an artist express himself, one should not judge them to harshly.
Of course I say that in my own defense because I know that I have traumatised peoples by hangin a real human torso in a middle of a busy street.
Lessen, it was an experience, yes a awfull one but I did get reactions !
Next time, I’ll kill the guy in front of your innocents and pathetic eyes !
What I did was art. And it’s a disrespectful to call me a narcissistic and perverted killer !
I have made New-York a trend Again ! I’m the new Andy Warhol !
I am a king maker ! That is the name that I want you all, fucking maggots, to call me : The King Maker !
The King Maker.