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9,000 butterflies die for Damien Hirst's art

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#16    coldethyl

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:42 PM

View PostOppono Astos, on 14 October 2012 - 06:31 PM, said:

Didn't Hirst decorate Lance Armstrong's bike with butterfly wings for Armstrong's final TDF victory (itself totally tarnished for other reasons)

Yep.  Unfortunately, so.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 06:47 PM

View Postcoldethyl, on 14 October 2012 - 06:42 PM, said:

Yep.  Unfortunately, so.

http://www.bornrich....luxurious-ride/

The bottom line on all of this is that killing other creatures for our own entertainment is just wrong.  There is an art to killing.  But killing should never be considered art.

....and that goes for hunting as well.  Yes, it does.  Hunting and killing animals for fun is wrong.  Oh, but we eat them the hunter says.  Yeah, but you hunted them for fun...not for food.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:36 PM

View Postjoc, on 14 October 2012 - 03:54 PM, said:

We planted a butterfly garden.....now we have tons of them.
...but I agree...art is not 'life'...art is a representation of life.

They're in serious decline in the bigger picture, but what you did is a very cool thing! :tu:  Just need to get more people doing it. Sadly it's more to do with the really bad weather the UK has been experiencing the past few summers, so there are a lot of animals and plants suffering as a result.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:24 AM

I see a ton of butterflies here in Florida, and I have to agree that them floating around in the wild is more magical than placing them inside a room. I bought the kids the butterflies in a jar toy that was all the rage a couple years ago. It is a fake butterfly that flutters around in a jar when you tap the lid. A lovely affect and no butterflies are harmed!

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:39 AM

View Postthewild, on 15 October 2012 - 12:24 AM, said:

I see a ton of butterflies here in Florida, and I have to agree that them floating around in the wild is more magical than placing them inside a room. I bought the kids the butterflies in a jar toy that was all the rage a couple years ago. It is a fake butterfly that flutters around in a jar when you tap the lid. A lovely affect and no butterflies are harmed!

See, that jar is art.  Very cool.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:47 AM

When people start doing things with butterflies and like in the other thread with poop I don't see that as art.


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 01:32 AM

View Postthewild, on 15 October 2012 - 12:24 AM, said:

I see a ton of butterflies here in Florida, and I have to agree that them floating around in the wild is more magical than placing them inside a room. I bought the kids the butterflies in a jar toy that was all the rage a couple years ago. It is a fake butterfly that flutters around in a jar when you tap the lid. A lovely affect and no butterflies are harmed!
We have one of those jars here too, it makes my cat go completely psycho. :P
But yeah, this is not art imo..its just ridiculous.  I'd rather spend the day at the butterfly conservatory in Niagara Falls; it's beautiful there. They land right on you  and you can view thousands of them in a much more "natural" habitat..at least moreso than in a windowless room.


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Posted 15 October 2012 - 11:43 AM

View Postsarah_444, on 15 October 2012 - 01:32 AM, said:

We have one of those jars here too, it makes my cat go completely psycho. :P
But yeah, this is not art imo..its just ridiculous.  I'd rather spend the day at the butterfly conservatory in Niagara Falls; it's beautiful there. They land right on you  and you can view thousands of them in a much more "natural" habitat..at least moreso than in a windowless room.
A long time ago I visited my sister in Coral Springs, Florida and she took me to something like that;  butterflies everywhere...and flowers...you know, they kind of like flowers.  Taking a butterfly, after spending much of its life in a cacoon, and imprisoning it in a windowless room is in a short word, sick.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:50 PM

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 07:35 PM

More needless deaths of beautiful creatures just to amuse mankinds backward mind.





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