Saturday, January 13, 2007

The art of critique

Now here’s some neighborhood art that takes a stand. An object that opens a philosophical discussion of solitude versus loneliness. The simplicity of its design emphasizes the primitive nature of human kind, and the kitschy red knob on the top; a nod to our fascination with retro culture. And being exhibited curbside—"found art"—with no indication of its creator, it is the ultimate example of outsider art. It asks the question: What does it mean to be off-center?

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All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while milking a cow.
– Grant Wood

I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.
- Marcel Duchamp

I don't know anything about art, but I know what I like.
- Gelett Burgess

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