Monthly Archives: September 2015

What is an Art Genius?

 A Mindblowing Piece of Conceptual Art by John Baldessari I thought it might be helpful to really try to dig into the deep thinking of one of the greatest conceptual artists of the 20th and now 21st centuries. Naturally, he … Continue reading

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Kafka’s World

Richard Huelsenbeck Arcadia Art Auction Results, Mar 2, 2013 Estimate: 3,500-4,000 euros; Price: 1,000 euros “Altogether, I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the book we are reading doesn’t shake us awake like … Continue reading

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Bramantino

Bramantino, The Adoration of the Kings, c. 1500 Bramantino, Nativity, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Milan So why aren’t these works surrealist paintings? They’re certainly far stranger than the hoaky neo-Surrealism of today. The light and space in the paintings look nothing like … Continue reading

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Reply to Goetz

Goetz writes: “Couldn’t it be that it’s not just about American culture?” It’s not just about American culture, it’s about Americanized culture. What we see in Europe, India, MidEast, Chinese, Japanese, Asian art is their version of American art/culture. Sex, violence, … Continue reading

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Burn, Baby, Burn and then Sell Out

Moronic Live Art by Santiago Sierra I’ve written before on the nonsense of viewing the Burning Man as a kind of radical countercultural phenomenon outside the global capitalist art world system or in defiance of it. Burning Man displays the same kind of … Continue reading

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End of American Culture

I’m hardly the only person in the arts writing about the America’s cultural suicide, ongoing since the 1950s. I’m just the only person in the art world writing about it. The art world hasn’t the courage to look at itself … Continue reading

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Why Art is Dead 2: Art Critics

The thorough destruction of painting in the 1950s by the critic Clement Greenberg, the abstract painters who acquiesced in its destruction, and the second gen. painters who painted in accordance to the art critical rules set in cash by Greenberg have resulted in … Continue reading

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