Art & Design

Are You a Better Painter Than Macaulay Culkin? Judge For Yourself!

Art & Design

Are You a Better Painter Than Macaulay Culkin? Judge For Yourself!

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When his supposedly drug-fueled physique isn’t making the gossip blog rounders, Home Alone star Macaulay Culkin has apparently found a new pursuit: painting. He’s become one-third of the Three Men and a Baby art collective, which also features ex-Moldy Peaches member Adam Green and Toby Goodshank, and is throwing their first show at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on September 13. Here’s Culkin speaking to the Huffington Post on the collaborative process:

“We would take two or three words–‘disco’…’luau’…’Hellraiser’ — and we’d all just kind of giggle about that. ‘Alright, let’s do it.’ We have no idea really what it’s going to look like, or what our grand vision is, but we would have a good old laugh and just go for it. And I think the results speak for themselves in a certain kind of way.”

I am admittedly not an art critic, so every reader with a fine arts degree is welcome to put their finger and laugh at my attempt to parse through this. But looking through the slideshow, what Culkin and his collaborators have produced just seems weird: There’s Super Mario getting shot at by JonBenet Ramsay and Basquiat, a game of Wheel of Fortune featuring the cast of Seinfeld and He-Man, and a Hellraiser-meets-Dali mashup of garish color schemes. I’m sure I’m just out of my league so I’ll return to lower-brow pleasures, like this Boy Meets World marathon that’s apparently running all day.