"Art is a liaison between some sort of deranged mentality and others who are not going through it."
— John Chamberlain (via artnotartnot)
"Bad taste often passes for avant-garde taste these days—so long as the artist signals “transgressive” intent. And whereas kitsch in art was once to be assiduously disdained, art that traffics in sentimentality and bathos behind a dancing veil of ironic laughter has become highly prized. Jeff Koons, John Currin, Lisa Yuskavage, Richard Prince, and Takashi Murakami are just a few of those who have learned that coy subversion can be popular and lucrative. As long as everyone is in on the joke that the art is satirizing its own historical codes of representation, there is nothing to be upset about."
When Bad is Good — ARTnews
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…how is an audience supposed to react when the Salon des Refusés is indistinguishable from the academy?
(Source: artnews.com, via )