Caught My Eye

  • Christopher Knight bitch slaps David Ross:

    "Surprisingly, part of Ross' defense of Fairey revolved around 'intention'–the idea that an artist is the one who decides what a work of art is….Why was that surprising? In the 1993 Whitney Biennial, during Ross' tenure…the inclusion of George Holliday's 10-minute videotape of Rodney King being beaten by Los Angeles Police Department officers…Holliday was neither an artist nor a photojournalist, but a plumber. Yet, there was his video…So much for intention."

    (tags: art museums)
  • "It's quite possible that the era of the professional reviewer is over. No longer can a single individual (except maybe Oprah) make a movie, a restaurant or a book into a hit or a dud."

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