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Desc:Everybody's favorite curmudgeon sounds off about modern sculpture.
Category:Classic TV Clips, Arts
Tags:60 Minutes, art, Picasso, Andy Rooney, crazy useless old man
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Comment count is 28
Stopheles - 2009-01-01
Clicked 'play' for a swipe at Tilted Arc and didn't leave disappointed.

How is giving a sculpture a literal name like "Two Indeterminate Lines" more pretentious than naming it something like "Melancholy"?
afp3683 - 2009-01-01
What's wrong with the Tilted Arc?

Stopheles - 2009-01-01
Nothing in my mind, and public support of the sculpture (mainly from people who lived and worked in the area) outweighed the opponents of the piece, but one of the opponents was a federal judge who pulled clout to get rid of it, accusing the sculpture of encouraging rats, graffiti and even terrorism.

Then, when the piece was dismantled, Serra attempted to buy it back the amount at which it was originally purchased, but wasn't able to. Pretty lousy, if you ask me.

kelpfoot - 2009-01-01
I actually agreed with about 80% of that.
UnderANeonHalo - 2009-01-01
Same here, I can feel my sanity slipping away.

Screwtape - 2009-01-01
Your social security check is in the mail!

baleen - 2009-01-06

those pigs in seattle actually really pissed me off.

CornOnTheCabre - 2009-01-01
i love how he says Bloomington, Illinois For Goodness Sake, as if thats some sort of untouchable cultural mecca above NYC, Chicago or Seattle
Camonk - 2009-01-01
No, it's the opposite, he's saying it (along with Plainview, Tx) is a crappy small town and the shouldn't be putting up art at ALL. Small towns don't need or deserve art!

Christ Andy Rooney seems to be more of a useless old asshole every week.

CornOnTheCabre - 2009-01-02
oh yeah, that makes sense now. youll have to excuse me, i can only watch Andy Rooney clips baked out of my mind

Sudan no1 - 2009-01-01
I'll give his camera monkeys/editors credit, they picked some terrible examples of public art to show in this piece.

I sort of liked the idea behind the smoking bulls at :35, and the homoerotic thing at 1:30 was cool
Cena_mark - 2009-01-01
There must be some bullshit program that does it. In Athens, GA you see painted bulldogs everywhere. In Sandy Springs, GA its turtles.

Goofy Gorilla - 2009-01-01
We (the citizens) hate the bulldogs too.

Xenocide - 2009-01-01
If a giant raincoat bunny isn't art, nothing is.

Man Who Fights Like Woman - 2009-01-01
I rather like the Providence Potatohead.
Cena_mark - 2009-01-01
If you can't make a living off your art in the private sector, then you shouldn't be an artist. Stop using my tax dollars to support these bums.
dr_rock - 2009-01-03
Yeah. But what if it were statues of WWF, like Hulk Hogan giving Mr. T a DDT?

Corman's Inferno - 2009-01-01
Arty Arc was my least favorite Saturday morning cartoon.
BillFisto - 2009-01-01
Ballerina Clown is my new favorite piece of art.
sosage - 2009-01-01
I liked a lot of these examples. Especially Two Indeterminate Lines. It's like as if art isn't allowed to be tongue in cheek. Only Andy Rooney is allowed to be tongue in cheek. GET THE FUCK OFF MY LAWN!

Bonus: "I don't think MLK would have stood for this."

I don't think MLK would have stood for being crotchity towards someone's form of expression and publicizing his ignorance on a soap box.
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2009-01-02
Martin Luther King would have stomped around and rattled his cane at your art...ARG!

Also, if you can't appreciate hallucinogenic chili peppers dripping upwards then you obviously don't know anything about art.

frau_eva - 2009-01-07
I don't see what all the fuss is about. In downtown spaces where everything is gray and you're probably going to work, why the hell not a crazy-colored pig? At least potato heads and smoking cows are kind of cheerful and fun.

Also, I think MLK just wouldn't give a shit. Since he's, you know, busy doing all that human rights crap.

Udderdude - 2009-01-01
How does all this crap avoid being vandalized to hell?
Hooker - 2009-01-01
Dear Andy Rooney,

Fuck you.
Caminante Nocturno - 2009-01-01
1:01 is where I abruptly excuse myself from the dinner table and refuse to talk with Grandpa for the rest of his visit.
KJS - 2009-01-01
i don't get it. NO STARS!!
DrVital - 2009-01-03
He's *really* angry about this. His normal soft sarcastic tone is HARD as nails here.

The Smoking Bulls are cool.
TheDevil'sWhore - 2009-01-04
pi cass so
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