The Art of the Gun

“Artist and Florida State University professor George Blakely presents works of art — from photos, paintings and cinema — that depict the gun.”


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Robert Farago is the Publisher of The Truth About Guns (TTAG). He started the site to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns.

10 Responses to The Art of the Gun

  1. avatarWyatt says:

    4:15 “Shoot”

    That’s art? What?

  2. avatarChris Dumm says:

    What about The Gunny’s shotgun-produced abstract art? It kind of reminds me of Jackson Pollack, without the pretentiousness.

  3. avatarRoss says:

    Interesting stuff

  4. avatarJSmith says:

    You want to see gun art then go to the National Firearms Museum at the NRA headquarters. You’ll see an awesome collection of historical guns, movie guns, and other notable items.

    As for the video… a brief look into the idociy of self-indulgent fools. Moreover, if having someone shoot you is art then the the TTAG IGOTD is a veritable archive of masterpieces.

  5. avatarChaz says:

    Albeit nitpicking, when the video showed the muzzle end of a firearm it always mentioned ‘as seen by the shooting victim’. So is a photo of the front of a car always ‘as seen by a hit and run victim’?

    • avatar16V says:

      To be fair, he may be echoing the artist’s original intent as explained to him by the artist or perhaps parroting a review with the same insight.

      Other than that, I thought it was pretty objective view for a very short piece. He said he was going to offer multiple viewpoints and did. He didn’t seem to take any ‘side’ about the validity of any of those viewpoints.

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