Category Archives: Art and Money

Paradigm Lost

Jean-Leon Gerome, Bathsheba, 1889 Becoming ever poorer and poorer in subject matter and more and more unintelligible in form, the art of the upper classes, in its latest productions, has even lost all the characteristics of art, and has been … Continue reading

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Is Warhol Pretending?

A couple of entertainers. Anybody recognize them? Continuing along from Eric’s comment to my last post “Who is the Stupidest?” I want to extemporize on his remark: “Warhol pretends to be completely superficial in the hopes we assume it signifies … Continue reading

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Laugh, Clowns, Laugh (while denying reality)

This one goes out to Diane Keaton and her great service to bringing the hitherto neglected Clown paintings of the past to the attention of art lovers everywhere. She’s an  extraordinary talent and, as I’ve just learned not only a fine … Continue reading

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Grand Hotel Abyss

I’ve been reading Stuart Jeffries’ illuminating study of the Frankfurt School Grand Hotel Abyss. Walter Benjamin, a member of the school, wrote by far the most penetrating art commentary of any writer on the subject in the 20th century and his work … Continue reading

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Fake Art News

Voila! I’ve been saying for years now that Duchamp and all that flowed from him is fake art. And how I encounter the first of one of them to come out and admit to it.  This calls for champagne! A … Continue reading

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Denial of Reality 3

Performance Artist Annie Sprinkle displaying her art The glaring and obvious flaw at the center of Post-Modernism, or Con Art as I like to call it, is it’s attempt to deny and thus think they are escaping basic reality that … Continue reading

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What Goes Up…

This one hit my funny bone. Apparently I’m not the only -person who thinks Pollock’s work sets a bit of a low bar for greatest American Artist of the 20th century. Of course, this guy didn’t attend art school for … Continue reading

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