new crop of conceptual arists / by Jim Hathaway

An artist friend of mine spends time on the Internet.  He was telling me about the conceptual artists in London coming along, the girl who steals diamonds from jewelry stores and swallows them and follows their progress thru her guts on YouTube.  And there was a guy that digs up other people's shrubs I think.

Is criticism required?

In a world where people buy guns at Walmarts and shoot children, I fear these new Conceptuals have an up hill battle if they want to shock, or surprise.

Poodle sweat.  Hungry ghosts.