DAILY ART FIX: Yes, It’s Fine to Hate Modern Art

Art world links which caught my eye…

Bad Artist Banksy Makes Bank with Bunk

The author of this article gets one thing wrong. Modern art has been over for decades. The fraudulent artwork being made now should be referred to as Postmodern, an even more corrupt governing philosophy. Nevertheless, the underlying problems are well described:

NFTs are absolutely perfect for the art world. Ever since art became modern, ever since old forms of art were considered to have lost their influence (like, making a Renaissance-style sculpture can no longer influence thinking of a modern man), there has been this low-effort conceptual teasing present in the art of artists pushing the envelope, testing how much is too much. Marcel Duchamp signed a urinal in 1917. Robert Rauschenberg erased a de Kooning drawing in 1953.

That envelope pushing eventually became about money. Salvador Dalí, an artist that was very openly fond of money, sold tens of thousands of signed blank sheets. Many after Dalí have done the same thing, escalating the joke until we got to bananas duct-taped to a gallery wall, which sold for $150,000 (several times). Selling worthless things to people for exorbitant amounts of money, while laughing in their faces for it, became integral to modern art.

Read the full article here: YAHOO FINANCE – Yes, It’s Fine to Hate Modern Art

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