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.”


  1. avatar Wyatt says:

    4:15 “Shoot”

    That’s art? What?

    1. avatar Hal J. says:

      Ah, the beauty is that is modern “art”…

      I’ll stick to Rembrandt.

    2. avatar SD3 says:

      Agreed. According to the NEA, if someone isn’t pissing on it, masturbating with it, or stuffing it up their arse, it just isn’t “art”.

    3. avatar My Name Is Bob says:

      Seriously, that’s not art. It’s just ppl behaving like idiots.

    4. avatar 16V says:

      In the words of Tony Soprano: “Sheez! Juhzoooz guise jus ain gah no fuggn culture, eh?”

  2. avatar Chris Dumm says:

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

  3. avatar Ross says:

    Interesting stuff

  4. avatar JSmith 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. avatar Chaz 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’?

    1. avatar 16V 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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