Wednesday, December 31, 2008

What Is This "Art" Crap, Anyway?

Photo: Christopher Capozziello/NYT
Harry Shearer shrugs off the question: 
Mr. Shearer shrugged off the question. “Oh, I don’t know,” he said. “Aren’t we 40 years too late for that — didn’t Andy Warhol destroy that question? It’s art because of the fact that it’s happening in an art context.”
So there, Philistines!


Murfyn said...

I don't know if it's art, but I like it.

Larry Harmon said...

What Harry Shearer espouses is called the institutional theory of art and serious aesthetes take such questions very seriously.

M. Bouffant said...

"Arts" Editor Responds

We're w/ Harry on this one. You call it "art" & you slap it in an institution, it's art.

Even if the Philistines don't like it.