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



stuff and nonsense.
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From: Edward Stansell <CraftBook@xxxxxxx>
Date:         Wed, 9 Jun 2004 09:28:51 EDT
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] 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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