Monday, July 09, 2007

The Funniest Very True Thing I Have Read About Art In A Long Time

Lisa Hunter of the blog The Intrepid Art Collector observes:

One's appreciation of contemporary art is inversely proportional to how long it takes to get to it. ... People in big cities are usually the first to appreciate new art, but not because we're intellectually superior. Maybe it's just easier to appreciate something difficult when you haven't traveled a long way with high expectations.
In the art world, such honesty is pure gold. To see the underwhelming art that inspired her epiphany and to read more of her thoughts on the subject, see her post.

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