Thursday, February 15, 2007

Art Joke Bumper Sticker Contest - Voting

Whoa...that's an awesome response to the bumper sticker contest...thanks to all for the bounty of chuckles! To simplify the voting, I'll ask that you give just the letter for your first and second favorites. The #1 fave will receive two points, the #2 fave 1 point.

This being an art joke contest, a few of the entries were visual in nature (although I'm not sure I understand the first one...anyone?):
A. The words 'retard' in white letters within a red-colored field bumper sticker.
Then there was a cornucopia of conceptual, critical, and punny ones:

D. art is not what you think
E. I paid $92,000 to Yale and all I got was a lousy solo show in Chelsea?!?
F. My parents paid $92,000 to Yale and all I got was a lousy solo show in Chelsea?!?
G. Act kind of random and practice beauty sense.
H. Giraffeti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high
I. The Gogh Van
J. Don't blame me I voted for zombie Joseph Beuys
K. Imagine art
L. this could be your art
N. Jackson Pollock is my Co-Pilot (You think I'd let him drive?)
O. if it doesn't work make it bigger, if it still doesn't work make a lot of them
P. I won an art blog joke bumper sticker contest and all i got was this lousy bumper sticker!
Q. my other car is a warhol
R. Expose yourself to art (with the trench coat open).
S. Ceci n'est pas une voiture
T. Take Something. Crash Something Into It. Crash Something Into It Again.
U. My Other Car is a Painting of a Car
V. I'd rather be famous
W. art is for those whose drugs stopped working
X. art is for those who cant handle reality
Y. My artist is an honor roll student at the Conceptual School of Abstract Thought
Z. -art-GUNRUNGIRL-art-
ZZ. Dumb Art Joke
AA. Jesus loves you, everyone else thinks your an asshole
CC. The End of Art (rear bumper)
DD. Rear Vision Art (front)
EE. Art We Know, and Trust In
FF. Left-hand Artist at the Wheel
GG. My mother left me for an Artist
HH. Right Art Now!
II. Kiss Me Abstract
JJ. Concentrate on the signal not the art!
KK. Motor Art High Way
LL. Pick up the Phoneme - Art is Calling!

And finally there are those possibly too long to fit on a bumper sticker, but worthy all the same:

MM. Richard Serra, Mark DiSuvero, and the ghost of David smith walk into a bar. Just then, Richard Serra turns to the ghost of David Smith and says, "are you going to let him talk to you like that?"
NN. "Car" -- 2006, Enamel on sheet metal, glass, steel, vinyl, aluminum, chrome, artificial rubber, hydraulics, electronics. Collection: The Artist

UPDATE: what am I smokin'? I forgot the the one that started this all

OO. Those who can do. Those who can't Duchamp.
And the one from the orignal post.

PP. If you like conceptual art think about honking.

Labels: art joke, contest


Blogger George said...


George said... at 2/14/2007 08:47:00 PM


This was an entry, not a commentary.

2/15/2007 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

I'm sorry George. I realized that was an entry, but in assembling the list it got cut out accidentally. I've readded it.


2/15/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Anonymous ml said...

My vote: V I'd rather be famous.

That on the back bumper of my car would be a powerful statement.

2/15/2007 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous David said...

EW, I'm going to vote later when I've had a chance to think more about the entries. But it occurs to me that you should just print them ALL up and sell them. Does your gallery have a giftshop?

2/15/2007 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger Brian Sholis said...

Q , OO.

2/15/2007 12:34:00 PM  
Blogger Heart As Arena said...

B, U

2/15/2007 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Noddy Turnell said...

V, W

2/15/2007 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Henry said...

NN, hands down.

2/15/2007 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous markcreegan said...

yes Bill's is my top choice (NN), and my second- im proud of my feeble attempt (N) . I mean, Pollock KILLED someone riding in his car that fateful day!

But what do i know? I come from a town where a local theatre had to change its marquee from "Viagina Monologues" to "HooHaa Monologues " after an old lady complained.. i kid u not!

2/15/2007 01:59:00 PM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Mark, you should check out this funny and thorough post on the "HooHaa Monologues" on Obsidian Wings.

2/15/2007 02:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#1: OO
#2: B

2/15/2007 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous oriane said...

oops, that last one was by me. yes, i'm voting for myself.

2/15/2007 02:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Jon Shore said...

#1 S
#2 Q

NN came in Very Close.

2/15/2007 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Derek Andrews said...


2/15/2007 03:04:00 PM  
Anonymous lurker, new commenter said...


2/15/2007 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous bnon said...

Late uselesss entry:

Appropriationists are more fungible!

2/15/2007 03:59:00 PM  
Blogger Tim said...


2/15/2007 04:02:00 PM  
Blogger highlowbetween said...

NN and OO

but how come this "classic" was left out? -Artists Do It With Style


2/15/2007 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


All were fun.

2/15/2007 04:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Oriane said...

I know it's too late, but I just thought of another one:

my other car is a Chamberlain

2/15/2007 05:56:00 PM  
Blogger Timmer said...


2/15/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger fisher6000 said...

NN, definitely.

...and can someone explain the ghost of David Smith joke to me?

2/15/2007 06:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First vote:

2nd explain:
UM, the first reads two words/phrases: red art and retard as in slow down and taillights. Has to do with light, conceptual, and minimal, but I guess it failed.

2/15/2007 06:54:00 PM  
Blogger George said...


1. NN
2. PP

2/15/2007 06:59:00 PM  
Blogger Oly said...

OO all the way.

Wish I would have done one other day.
I'd have done...
"Vehicle #5 in a series of 857,000"

2/15/2007 07:37:00 PM  
Anonymous David said...


2/15/2007 07:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


They're all cool

2/15/2007 10:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Cedric Caspesyan said...

Lol at My Other Car Is A Chamberlain !!! I want that one !!!

How about: I Lost My Previous Car To Ant Farm !

I Modelled For Sylvie Fleury !!

This Car Trips On Cai Guo-Qiang


Becareful! Art Aboard!
(or..Beware! Artist Driving!)

Guess that NN is winning. It's a funny one !

I like the Ceci n est pas une Voiture, too.

I don't like OO though I think it's a very good pun: I just don't agree with the sentance.


Cedric Caspesyan

2/15/2007 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous martin said...


How's my painting? Eat shit. - not mine, but a good one.

My other car was used in a crucifixion..

Abuse of right of way comes as no surprise.

Ask me about my gallerists that lie to me.

Babylon my Subaru.

Support your local Guggenheim.

Will brake to suck ass.

2/16/2007 02:14:00 AM  
Anonymous martin said...

shit, i forgot one.

Stop taking things out of your Bush Now!

2/16/2007 03:01:00 AM  
Anonymous bambino said...


2/16/2007 07:55:00 AM  
Blogger Edward_ said...

Martin, it's a shame you hadn't entered a few of those gems in the entry phase. Thanks for the giggles, all the same.

OK, is officially over now...thanks for the fun...tallying to begin...winner announced shortly.

2/16/2007 08:06:00 AM  

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