Still, it’s probably more engaging than Tilda Swinton in a box.
Maybe Jeff Koons got there first, where marketing, money, and branding met pop art: A Reaction To Jeff Koons-For Commerce Or Contemplation?
‘I think that Warhol, as radical as he seems, still very much prized the idea of originality at the core of his working process, and it’s hard not to see him as being a very original artist in that sense. The idea of Koons rejecting all originality, I think, is central to understanding what his work was about.’
‘The way Andy predicted celebrity, Jeff predicted branding.’
Here’s Robert Hughes tearing into a modern art collector, as we need the voice of some art traditionalists around here to make sense of this madness:
***The day that Damien Hirst put up his works, selling them for $111 million dollars, the market crashed.
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