Hitler Gay Self-Portraits by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

DEGENERATE ART

An exhibition at Karlin Studios in Prague 2010

The idea of the Degenerate Art exhibition came from the numerous negative critiques that people write on our website as a response to our works. While reading the critiques the impression arouse that our work is perceived as ‘degenerate’ by many people. We decided to paint a selection of 30 critiques referring to our work in a calligraphic manner using the Schwabacher typography. These ‘critique paintings’ point out the degeneracy of our art. We also created a double (gay) Self-Portrait as Hitler in order to incorporate our degenerate image.

Degenerate Art exhibition at Karlin Studios by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

IT IS NOT ART. THIS IS SICK AND AWFUL.

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

OMGGGGGG WHAT THE HELL IS THAT SHIT. IT'S SO HIDEOUS I'M GONNA TROW UP

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE ART COMMUNITY YOU ARE SCUM

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

DEAR BRODY & PAETAU I REALLY THINK THAT IN YOUR HEAD THERE ISN’T ANY SIGN OF LIFE BESIDE FILTHY MUD. YOU ARE SO DISGUSTING, I REALLY HOPE YOU BOTH WILL DIE SOON WITH PAIN AND TERROR. YOU ARE MADE OF SHIT.

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

YOU ARE BOTH SICK PERVERTED, PSYCHOPATHS. YOU SHOULD BOTH BE IN TREATMENT, IF NOT IN PRISON. SCUM LIKE YOU ARE NOT ARTISTS. YOU ARE SENSE-DEPRIVED, ATTENTION SEEKING, DEVOLVED, DEEPLY LONELY, AND DEEPLY DEPRAVED.

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

THIS IS RUBBISH AND SHOULD NOT BE CLASSED IN ANY POSSIBLE FORM AS 'ART'

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

YOU GUYS ARE RETARDED

Degenerate Art / Critique paintings by Ondrej Brody & Kristofer Paetau 2010

YOU SHOULD DIE.

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100 Responses to “ Degenerate Art (2010) ”


  1. You rock! Now write that in schwabach!


  2. it looks like poor photography


  3. nice job guys, I guess you only like negative critiques :-)


  4. Tasteless poor quality provocation as usual. Why don’t you just stop making art and do something useful?


  5. “Why don’t you just stop making art and do something useful?” Hahahahahahahha!! Awesome! I like your work guys!


  6. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooring!


  7. Art is useless indeed, it doesn’t serve economy. But economy cannot compete with art, in terms of being subversive. So please, don’t stop being useless – stay usefull


  8. Hello Kristofer,

    I love the humorous aspect, specially the pussy lycking and the hidden funny messages that are critique of critique in itself… and this is certainly good art, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bromelio


  9. On the other way around: in a world full of pretensious “artists” and “art experts” that only cares about how hype one can be as a high cultured individual and sucessfull as a person while traveling around for sexual tours in 3rd world countries and ripping off people everywhere , we have to assume that what Kristoph and Ondrej produce is the most important provocation art works and actions driven to a sick society based on hypocrysy and schizophrenic behaviours towards everyone, but we are just not enough brave to admit it……
    I’m the biggest fucking fan of these guys and these moralist critiques surely are the most degenerate ones for sure…..grow up critique idiot kiddos and get a life !!!
    Those who live in glass roof houses should not throw stones….nuff said

    André Amaral


  10. Criticism, not critique.


  11. I remember you photo. That one with your face on… I remember I lthink… wow really funny! I only say: sorry I don’t like capital Gothic type!
    That’s all. Art is a joke! All is art! Art is simple! All is simple!
    Best
    Giacomo


  12. I have to say, the first thing I thought when I saw those photos was “gay”, or “fellatio” not Hitler. Interesting way to approach such taboo subject matter, though. I appreciate your willingness to embrace negative criticism and subvert it in such a manner that it loses all meaning. Nicely done.


  13. auguri


  14. hahaha! very good.


  15. Don’t get addicted to pussy, it’s really hard to stop, but then why should you stop, better enjoy as much as you can. Cheers!!!


  16. It’s not pussy it PENIS! This is fake GAY ART by degenerate hetero artists…


  17. this art is not degenerate, maybe people which feel attacked are degenerate.


  18. usque genius!


  19. ok


  20. woww that deep throat!


  21. don’t know how I got on your list

    I glad you are getting responses to your artwork.

    I find it ugly, boring and adolescent, but I do give you points for trying.

    Your own exploitative attitude towards issues of exploitation, and the attitude of your texts seems completely self-congratulatory, that makes me cringe.

    If you want to challenge your perspective on the issues you lazily and unaestheticly approach I suggest you look at the work of intelligent, hardworking and mature artists such as Andrea Fraser, Karen Finley, Valie Export, David Wojnaworicz, and Annie Sprinkle.

    Keep up the good work, the original Degenerate Artshow that Goebbels curated was much better!


  22. Can I borrow it for my child’s catholic school confirmation party?


  23. http://www.soartecontemporanea.com


  24. i feel sad to say that i am indifferent to your work. no degenerates … no geniuses : just plain old boring art. i am sorry.


  25. This IS art but who gives a fk


  26. dears you surely are dangerous persons in real life, but I like your work, and you definitions. antonella porcelluzzi


  27. nice to revisit the “degenerate art” label, and i like the idea of interaction with your audience, but why choose the most stupid comments ?


  28. La cosa peggiore che offende l’Arte Vera e i veri Artisti è fare il “NUOVO A TUTTI I COSTI” Orlando Serpietri


  29. this is so called art by mentally sick people –


  30. Ma veramente credete di scandalizzare? Ci vuole altro. Paolo


  31. deep respect – your work is fresh, up to what the world is, actually. go for it! herr penschuck


  32. This “Hitler revisited” with the pussy-mustache has already been made.
    I’ve already seen this composition in another artist’work (sorry I can’t remember the name, but I am sure you can) and it was a better photo with correct lights.
    So if you want to do art at least try to be original, or better than the model you are copyng.
    Now, great- shocking- trasgressive artists, can you kindly delete my name from your mailing list?
    Thank you.

    Matteo Pugliese


  33. It’s a pity you are using CAPITAL gothic type. It looks very unnatural and amateurish. I bet you “designed” that in MS Word?


  34. Cheap try to succeed. I understand why do you try it here in Prague. We are still behind the curtain, less informed. Try to discover something new to comment by your art. Do not stay in line with the others, it is waist of your life. It is not easy to be valuable man.
    Jitka Pokorná


  35. Prick sucking good, though I do not see aspects of degeneration.


  36. Lieber Kristofer, lieber Ondrej,

    auf diesem Weg ein kurzer lieber Gruß, und: wirklich klasse, super, gefällt mir sehr, auch wieder die Reaktionen!

    Rüdi


  37. Is that it? Is there more somewhere? So you guys are contortionists. Big deal. Sure its an art form, but what are people so upset about? You can see stuff like this in a circus–ok, but with more clothes. Anyway, best to both of you.


  38. I bet you’re collecting new reviews for a new show…
    Anyway, I find the idea not bad, although the Schwabacher Capitals are impossible to read without the transcription. The Hitler reference is clear enough for me.
    I’m worried about the tendency of some critics to draw lines between what “really” degenerate is or not, it’s a curious form of discrimination which won’t bring us further than during the nazi regime.
    This is why I would like to support you, so feel free to include my review in your next project.


  39. ambecilli!


  40. Good idea to be promote – publicity is not moralistic – when I saw the pictures I went on laughing – no arm – no porno – just humor I guess…. Anne Dem.


  41. Hail HITLER HA HA THATS A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR FUCK THE REST OF THE PRICKS THAT JUDGE YOU FUCK THE ART COMMUNITY HAVE YOU SEEN SOME OF THE SHIT THEY PASS OFF AS ART.


  42. fantástico!!! me encanta!!
    como dijo Dalí, “lo importante es que se hable de uno, aunque sea para bien”

    andrea


  43. Do you not worry! Non vi occupate, ci sono anche altri tipi.
    Paul


  44. wow, ok, that’s :)


  45. I like the presentation of the show, very simple, clean end efficient. Combined with the polemical pictures and critiques it’s perfect, great job!


  46. very nice


  47. hi guys,

    you are not degenerated, you would like to be ….but….

    the times, that people (from the artistic scene) are shocked by nudity, sexual staging, or cocks getting sucked are over, you are not vanguard you are rockocko !!!
    your problem is, that you´re simply bad in terms of techniques, good degenerated art is a few levels higher than your rubbish.
    the paintings are cheap, the photography is not professional, the presentation is classic…

    for your defense i´ve got to say that the photo with brody´s ugly face sucking cock is not so bad, i think the best piece of your work.

    the paintings with the cheap photoshop-effect is lowest category of professional art. sorry :)


  48. when it comes to voting for a political party, i dont because i dont support the system or believe the people have a choice..
    i think this is a mistake because not to vote is not to comment.. the same goes for your work,, i would choose to say nothing..
    but nothing is worthless… To be very honest,, i dont see anything original in your work.. it angers me a little to think that
    some people support you,, and you have made an exhibition,, Remember this is for your glory,, and not a reflection on your
    ability.. I think the negative comments are just and the compliments boring..
    DEGENERATE IT IS NOT.. EROTIC NO,, FUNNY NO.. AND ALTERNATIVE SADLY NOT..
    try to find some passion in yourselves and not use other peoples…
    http://www.rocketfairchild.com


  49. Thank You.


  50. Uterine refection!

    After sex depression and mystic drugs!

    She uses my sex as a revolver.


  51. damn you, no pussy was harmed during this photoshoot.


  52. no big deal


  53. no big deal sucking each others cocks, just bad photography, bad paintings, bad show, bad text. Really no big deal.


  54. Not degenerated, just boring !!

    Actually, really common.

    Mainstream (5th generation…)


  55. wow, we are so radicals, yeah !!!!

    ….

    boring !


  56. you are following well know formulas to shock public.

    boring.


  57. Nulla di nuovo.


  58. As far as I can see and judge it from the internet I find your work witty, and to a certain extent sophisticated. On the other hand I have, not only with your work, a more profound question: what is the difference between advertising/life style/social criticism and art? Is there a difference?
    The picture on the left looks a bit like an amateur snapshot; the picture on the right is more about composition and therefore it resembles more to art, in my eyes.

    Cheers
    Réka


  59. Nulla di nuovo


  60. Sieg hail !!! entartete kunst forever!


  61. I also had a look on your china-paintings. Have you ever been there and seen anything from what you paint? Are you attached? Do you think, painting, since there is photography, has the mission to photo-document as painting? Did you think about your medium? I find this series, without having seen the originals, quite undifferentiated; respectively simplistic in terms of using a special medium. This is my JPEG-opinion.

    Cheers


  62. were the comments all capitalized like that? It makes it hard to read in that font….


  63. continuate a divertirvi, anche se non stupite


  64. noia


  65. Kris, sou tua fã 😉
    Marize


  66. we just love it 😉


  67. just another mildly entertaining piece of crap

    Chuck it on the pile!


  68. Me dá medo.


  69. cholita loves you


  70. Saludos: me encanta su provocación


  71. photos are good..but rather like trick photography…like…’identify what;s shown here’ kind. seems to be like the photos especially are aimed at grabbing attention, positive or negative. otherwise the art is not really soul elevating as i want art to be, myself being an artist….just gives one a mild shock. is that all art is about??


  72. Is very Good Idea Degenerate Art take care you are the king so R.S. 2010


  73. some of the critics reveal a bunch of idiot thoughts about art. narrow minds, you know-it-alls! – and all the embarrassment… THIS is boring! never tried fellatio? can’t believe it.

    the combination with the comments works out fantastic! spent half an hour here…

    don’t like all work, some are a bit too plain, but others: definately GREAT… especially the ‘licking curator’s ass’ piece – that just takes the bisquit!!! what a nice happening for the poor guy, asking for something shocking in his gallery… haha… and i admit i feel some deep satisfaction about this ‘revenge of the artist’ aspect in your work ;-)… THANK YOU GUYS!


  74. thanks but I’m only an art project – Trapezium art project


  75. Iwon´t write anything!


  76. Tak co ty vole?
    Hamburger


  77. Provocative … attempt to regain possession of uterine womb … the woman / mother is only safe haven for the fragile male …!!


  78. very funny…:-)


  79. like it!


  80. it’s ok as a critique work. it points out questions of lie and truth on art and society.
    Bravo Kris!

    Fabiana Santos


  81. I like your idea!


  82. Que Deus lhe ilumine


  83. Assuming you know that the term Degenerate Art goes back a bit more than
    your website’s complainers.
    It was the term Hitler used for art that the Nazis did not apporve of.

    Also, Irondale Ensemble Theatre did a work (I believe with that title)
    about that topic five ot ten years ago.


  84. Degenerate art????? What do these people think? That term is outlawed
    since 1945.


  85. I had a look at your art.
    This is what I say to most Artist.
    If it makes you truly happy, stick with it.

    Namik Ozturk


  86. Hit the Hit –

    This It would say HITler the dictator…

    with his false fascist moral and messianic thought…. kicking with its apartheid to Jews, Black People, Gypsies and Gay people…

    on purpose … Degenerate Art .. includes the word gene or genetic … with which to experiment in a monster way this unforgettable man

    The Art installation has interesting parts that in a narrative media form tell in a provocative way the following:

    The red carpet as a bloody and oppressive plane like a cul de sac leads us to two photographs with a suckers performance Gay as a transformer that represent an incestuous condition caused by the fanatical attitude to make form the Germanic people to purist the race… for which blood was shed and many thus leaving socialism as a political decadent practice…!!!

    The comments reproduced in a Gothic black-letter sent by cyber visitors … played the pathetic moral climate even today in most civilized societies supposed the little or null ability to think beyond the superficiality of images thereby reminding censorship to freedom of thought in the educational process through false vertically societies….

    Congratulations dear still nondegenerate artist…

    Tulio Restrepo
    Multimedia Artist
    Zona Postal Mail Art
    A.A. 65.376
    Medellín – Colombia
    http://www.zonapostal.info


  87. Good to hear from you. I’m glad you are doing something with all the
    terrible responses on your website. I was looking at your site a few
    months ago and loved that you could create such genuinely repulsed
    responses from so many people. keep up the good work!


  88. from DEGENERATE to GENERATE to Re GENERATE
    Thanks Guys (I’m so sorry of this positive critique)


  89. My dears,

    Thanks for your mail, but I find art-qualifications quite boring. If you want to play with this, enjoy. I dont.
    Btw, why not, if u are into this already, play also at the same level with the POSSITVE comments? This will put the whole thing in the trash automatically!

    Love, Carlos.


  90. Ooo o o o o ps, …


  91. well, the thing about your work is that it is clearly not beautiful, nor deals with subjects that most people are interested in.
    I do not like some of your works (matter of taste, not important), nor your approach to art (too much provocation and teenager hormones)but I can´t deny that in effect, you are making Art of a particular kind…. Art doesn´t have to please, that is why even if I don´t like it, I still would like to know what you guys are doing.

    best regards and success with your exhibition DEGENERATE ART


  92. i know your works..u are fukkin motherfukers..great works.keep on pushing..


  93. MOST ART IS DEGENERATE.

    HENCE I LEAVE THE ART CONTEXT.
    I USE ART IDEAS, AND AM GROUNDED
    IN ART, BUT FIND THAT THE ART
    WORLD DEMANDS DEGENERACY.

    SO, I MOVE BEYOND ART.


  94. hihihi….


  95. how about..hmmmm ARTSHOLE!


  96. it’s all…?


  97. to each his own…


  98. william monachesi sais : Therefore not clear whether Hitler was sucking a cock or a pussy.


  99. headstrong – memorably – stimulate
    interesting!

    http://www.thomashirsch.net
    Artist – curator


  100. your choice of font type sucks. you can’t even dis yourselves good