Art is pretty fucking stupid. It’s all just like, this is art, you should appreciate it.
Fuck that. I don’t care. And no art was lamer than what the Impressionist movement generated during the 19th century. Buncha dudes using pastel dots to make painting of rivers and of French people doing lame ass shit like looking at rivers. Fuck that. I’m not required to appreciate that. Look at the artists’ names: Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne. Fuck those dudes. Those are people you wanna beat up, not respect.
So I’ve got mad respect for 49-year-old Andrew Shannon who, on a visit to the National Gallery of Ireland in 2012, put his fucking fist through a Monet worth $10 million dollars.
The painting is called Argenteuil Basin with a Single Sailboat, which that is just begging to be hit in the face.
A judge sentenced Shannon to five years in prison this week, which had to have been worth it. Look at that fucking painting. That’s so shitty. It’s a sailboat in France. Shannon should be thanked. Now people give a shit about it. That’s art.
The Claude Monet Research and Conservation Project restored the work and it is back on display.