What’s this all about? Why do some artists title their work this way? Surely when you create a piece of artwork you actually know what you’re up to and therefore it deserves to be named! What next?
The Government should put into law that from now on all children are to be named ‘Untitled’ and see how they like it. “Hello Mr and Mrs Jones, I’d like you to meet my daughters. This is Untitled and this is Untitled and I have much pleasure introducing my sons Untitled and Untitled”.
I even name many of my possessions. For example, ‘Rocky’ is my car, a Subaru Forester and my trailer is named ‘Bullwinkle’. I couldn’t name them ‘Untitled’ could I?
Labelling your artwork ‘Untiitled’ is a cop-out.
All art means something. If not, why was it created in the first place?
Artists must show respect for what they create. By giving their work a title, they acknowledge its existence and give it the respect it deserves.
Time for another cup of Dilmah tea…