Tag Archives: Eli Broad

art for the sake of creative destruction

Consciousness of the all-mighty dollar is pretty pervasive, even overwhelming. In the modern art world it informs aesthetic and spiritual content like everything else in society, conquering art such that art itself is a pure commodity, a sub-species of money … Continue reading

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hunters and collectors: carry that weight

For seemingly forever, sociologists, psychologists, and amateur pundits of all persuasions¬† have tried to comprehend why people collect; from the Collyer brothers to Eli Broad, it appears a pointless yet universal pursuit at least on the logical surface irrational waters … Continue reading

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duchamp’s children: spectacle of the private parts

…. Is there still the spiritual in art, the kind of transcending of the sacred/profane dynamic that Kandinsky spoke of? The grip of anti-art within the art world is predominant and intransigent. The argument has been made that post-modern art … Continue reading

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BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU

The possession of private property is very often extremely demoralising, and that is, of course, one of the reasons why Socialism wants to get rid of the institution. In fact, property is really a nuisance. Some years ago people went … Continue reading

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