I know what I like

September 26, 2008 at 11:14 pm (Art and design, Champagne Charlie)

There’s a real difference between talent (however tortured)…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Rothko

…and charlatanry (however lucrative):

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Visit this exhibition while you can.

3 Comments

  1. johnathan rook said,

    Can you elaborate exactly what you mean?

  2. charliethechulo said,

  3. johnathan rook said,

    Well just because art is mainly collected and admired by the rich, does that mean we can’t admire it too?

    Or are you against the subject matter? Are you against art about death, for example, because that is what Hirst’s artwork is about? Rothko’s art is semi-religious and mythical, does that matter higher than Hirst’s works on death?

    Or isn’t it because Rothko’s work concentrates on finding a spiritual home separate from class antagonisms and commodification, while Hirst’s art is not political, isn’t that why you hate it so much?

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