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Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist (good!)



You forgot to include Warhol and Ginsberg among those who not only create
nothing but artistic wampum and wholesale marketing strategies, but worse,
the whole bunch falls into the art as commodity institution who have
convinced the world that art has no value, only collectibility and its
equation to wealth.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Edward Stansell" <CraftBook@xxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 6:28 AM
Subject: Re: Patriot act takes an artist (good!)


> Ruth,
>
> I wasn't speaking of proportion in Picasso's cubist work. I was speaking
of
> his pre-cubist drawings.
>
> I think that people who say that Picasso, Pollack, Maplethorpe and others
> work is fine art, have no taste of their own, don't know good work when
they see
> it. They hear someone they think does know, say that it's great and they
echo
> that.
>
> Anyone could produce such wrk. Though how they could do it and keep a
> straight face is a mystery to me.  As a lover of fine art, I hate to see
the genre
> polluted with trash being passed off as art. If Picasso & co. are artists;
who
> is not?  What then is not art? As an art historian, you have no doubt see
> displays featuring a stack of yellow bricks with a blue blanket laid
across them.
> Or, an athletic type undershirt stretched over a green felt. I could cite
> thousands of such artistic atrocities. I ask you How on God's green earth
are these
> thing art. The only way I can see it is that the producers of them are con
> artists and they have put one over on the gullible artsy folk.
>
> I'm just not afraid to point out that the emperor has no clothes.
>
> Regards,
>
> Ed
> http://www.bookrestoration.net/
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