The most critical thing you must understand about art. Part 3/5. by Viking

Art critics are paid off to write favorable reviews, galleries have a vested interest in particular artists, promoters sensationalize lackluster work and convince the masses that it is important. The prima donna social elite are convinced by the institution that there is an upper crust social status embodied within an artwork: it is placed on the auction block and massive bidding wars ensue...

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The most critical thing you must understand about art. Part 2/5. by Viking

(The most critical thing you must understand about art. Part 2)

In my previous article, I addressed the importance of abandoning the notion that something deemed an artwork should be judged on the basis of whether or not it is in fact art. As discussed, art is a compound concept, and it is much more complicated than being a simple yes or no proposition...

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