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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

tomatoes


tomatoes i have known...


sad tomato.


Clement Greenberg tomato?


old lady tomato with no teeth.


fat baby tomato.


KITTY TOMATO!


PUPPY TOMATO!


pensive tomato.


hey guys wait for me!


angry young pirate tomato.


old toothless pirate tomato.


ghost tomato.

23 comments:

kelli said...

I thought Jesus usually showed up as a food face, does he have some problem with tomatoes?

Martin said...

tomatoes are the devil's fruit.

ericgelber said...

What does Jeff Koons say to all of the other artists who are living today?

Ketchup!

MM said...

Your hand is the devil's fruit basket.

Barnaby said...

"tomatoes I have known" .. I love this post.

Martin said...

the puppy tomato really looks like koons' puppy.

ericgelber said...

"tomatoes I have known" + tomatoes pockmarked with strange orifices =
Uh-oh!

Anonymous said...

"Eric Gelber" is crude and mentally disturbed. He needs help.

Kai said...

Going for a stretch and saying that this is my favorite post you've ever made. And, maybe turning the discussion away from tomato love, however nice that might be, I'll say that that canon is really working out for you.

bruce said...

Thats funny. I was looking at some tomatoes the other day and was thinking I should start sketching them to make them into charactors.

ericgelber said...

Anonymous said...
"Eric Gelber" is crude and mentally disturbed. He needs help.

9/04/2008 7:48 AM

That was me. Just a joke. Art bloggers are so freaking uptight. Not you Martin. I get accused of attacking people even when I am being completely straightforward (see 'artfagcity'). I was poking fun at that.

By the way, a book I read to my son many times, "How Are You Peeling" should be right up your alley Martin. The authors took pictures of various vegetables and fruits, peppers, eggplants, apples and oranges, and then used seeds and stems to create specific facial expressions. Very clever and imaginative. Bye bye.

ham said...

LOVE YOUR TOMATOES!

kalm james said...

If you’d a stuck a cigarette in the untitled one right under “Sad Tomato” you could call it “Clement Greenbergtomato”.

meridith said...

What's the opposite of Ketchup?

throw up.

meridith said...

I heard that joke from a 5 year old kid on the bus.

ericgelber said...

No you got it all wrong kalm james. If you stuck a cigarette in the untitled one labelled “Sad Tomato” you could call it “Harold Rosenbergato”"

Martin said...

hey eric - i was gonna delete that but then i thought 'duh, who doesn't know eric is crude and unstable', and i figured you probably wrote it anyway.

what art fag city thing? i check that blog like every day, but i don't know what you're referring to. maybe i missed some comments somewhere.

bruce - i used to do potatoes. lately i have been doing a lot of digging of potatoes..

james - that is hilarious and i will edit and add it. thanks! belated congratulations on your LAtimes article. i hope you get to noel grunwaldt's opening.... i want to see richard prince on your show.

ericgelber said...

"Artwriting is always a form of rhetoric, so the real distinction is not between suasive and plain accounts, but between more and less successful exercises in rhetoric." (David Carrier)

"[O]ur species has almost certainly not shown any improvement in innate capacity since the Upper Paleolithic. Human physique has not changed fundamentally in forty thousand years or so and it would be surprising if raw human mental capacity had done so." (J.M. Roberts)

(No problems with Paddy. artfagcity good)

Rick said...

Very funny - there should be a contest.

lynndunham said...

What a good laugh! Where's the Jerry Saltz tomato??

Anthony said...

I like these tomatoes Martin!

The puppy one could also be a manatee!

Lamar said...

Are they from your garden?!

Martin said...

hi lamar - no, not my garden... i work on a farm.