Category Archives: Postmodernism

Humpty Dumpty Falling Down

Two pieces that should be read back to back. First the Kimball piece, where the pomposity and irrelevance of today’s “avant-garde” is shredded in a quite funny comic satire (unless you’re a big fan of contempo avant-garde that is). I … Continue reading

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Tulip Mania

Madame Blavatsky Thanks to my friend, Goetz Kluge, for sending in this piece from the NY Times. It’s a piece that is proof of the contemporary art market’s existence as no more than a commodities bubble. It’s a modern version of … Continue reading

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Fukushima update

“Fukushima is literally a time bomb in quiescence. Another powerful quake and all hell could break loose. Also, it is is not even close to being under control. Rather it is totally out of control. According to Dr. Caldicott, ‘It’s still … Continue reading

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Will Self on Talentless Hipsters

I mentioned this in my last comment but wanted to give it a bit more prominence. It was an important piece written by Will Self in the New Statesman last September. Will Self: The awful cult of the talentless hipster has … Continue reading

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art and entertainment 2

Hollow Laughter where M Collings surveys the universal wreckage brought about by the takeover of European art by America post WWII: The video below: The Triumph of Pomposity. Take a listen to Barney Newmann (4:53), Greenberg (18:45), Motherwell (19:38), Frank … Continue reading

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What Is Art?

I’ve wrestled with the question for much of my life. Fortunately, I live in a country with people who are sophisticated and intelligent enough to have understood instinctively what art is and what it wasn’t, as it was displayed in … Continue reading

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“Epic Art Fraud”

Everybody knows that the war is over. Everybody knows that the good guys lost. –Leonard Cohen An article in the Guardian refers to Walter Keane’s big eyed children as an epic art fraud.  Of course, Keane’s epic art faud pales … Continue reading

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