Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The Con in Contemporary
"a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.”-Albert Campus, describing most Abstract Art.
This past week, I've seen an abstract that reminded me a smear I once saw on a toilet wall at Milton Keynes bus depot go for $5,000 at a downtown gallery.
Today I discovered that a reproduction from a San Diego 'artist' of Bosch's Earthly delights cut into odd jigsaw pieces had been sold for $25,000 on EBay.
Is it little wonder that I grow despondent daily, about the kind of patronage afforded philistines here?