To the detractors of William Powhida’s workPosted: March 13, 2010
Re: Response to William Powhida’s work and comments
on Paddy Johnson’s blog: Artfagcity.com
Preoccupation with his posterity?
Are you joking? Does he care?
Powhida is Billy Bragg with a busted button,
the Hogarth of Hooverville,
the crapper taking down Koons and his goons
who made the NuMu Moo and Swoon
throwing Urs Fischer onto the bonfire of the vanities.
He is Savonorola with a swagger
raising up a #class of unbeknownst blog buzz,
with a raft of fanatical starving artists about to disembark
from the raft of Medusa,
willing and ready to rip your artwork off the wall
and throw it in with the rest of the soylent green
Never has their been an online Cedar Tavern so engaged,
even with it shit-licking fly on the wall webcam
perched in the upper back corner
like a reverse Russian icon,
the eye of God,
Malevich come back from the dead.
This little ass-kicking Willy Blake has rather smoothly run a hashtag class,
has been holding court at Winkelman Gallery for what?
I venture he wants to you feel pain.. think about it for a moment
…what worth is it all when tectonic plates are shaking the real earth
beneath our feet, when Haiti’s headlines are tomorrow’s forgotten Chile dogs.
What do you really want?
…hypocrisy, banality, endless hours in denial and therapy bills
or something a tad other…
Sober up. Go walk the dog, call your mother, think again.
In short, I thank Powhida and Jen Dalton and Ed Winkelman for making art, however illusory, personified, characterized with some “integrity and morality” interesting again…
My hats off to the Hogarth of Hooverville.