Unusual thoughts about contemporary art

Contemporary art is highly individualistic.  It is about freedom of
expression, the chance to make one’s mark and to speak with a
distinctive voice – all characteristics of the right, rather than the
left.  Contemporary artists are entrepreneurs in every sense of the
word. The Brit Artists of the 1990s have turned themselves into brands,
selling a luxury commodity to a group of discerning purchasers.  The Damian Hirst skull,
retailing at £50 million, could not remotely be described as a leftwing
statement, except in the sense that, like many projects of the left, it
is massively over-priced and a colossal waste of money (only kidding

Here is more, hat tip to www.bookforum.com.


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