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High Art or Hi-jinx?

High Art or Hi-jinx?

Julien Berthier describes his sculpture “Love love” as:

“the permanent and mobile image of a wrecked ship that has become a functional and safe leisure object.”

But is it art or more of an elaborate practical joke?

love love by Julien Berthier

"love love" by julien berthier on display

Designboom recently covered Love love, receiving comments from both sides of the fence. While some readers were delighted with the unconventional piece, others felt that it was a waste of time and energy. Both Julien’s and any unwitting good Samaritans who might try to rescue Love love.

At the very least, Love love is certainly an interesting name for a perpetually sinking boat. Heh, Love. It can keep us afloat or sink us with one fell swoop. Interesting. Perhaps his detractors are an important component of his sculpture.

What do you think about this controversial conveyance/sculpture?

3 Comments

  • I’d hang a disclaimer flag from it. “Don’t worry, I’m okay.”

  • Ha! Good idea Funks.

    Personally, I would live in it.

  • HA-ha-ha! Funks that is awesome. It brings to mind the fact that there is an International distress signal, so perhaps it is time for an international “All is well – enough” symbol. The International hi-jinx or “I’m okay.” symbol. Too funny.

    Hun, yeah, I hear that. I couldn’t help but wonder if he had put work into re-orienting the inside to accommodate cooking, entertaining or even sleeping. I did not see any photos or comments on the interior though. I bet a hammock could be hung in the interior with relative ease.

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