This is the video version of my last blog post, but easily took 20-30 times as long to produce. I’m a bit obsessive, and crafted every few seconds of the video. I can’t help getting into the aesthetics of video-making, which means that a video about art also contains its own artistic flourishes.
The video focuses on the fact that the big name art stars make art, not for their artists peers, or even for themselves, but rather for the billionaire buyers who they think are suckers waiting to be fleeced. This art, further, is coming out of the Duchampian, anti-art, appropriationist tradition, which incidentally allows artists to churn out bigger and slicker products, faster, and get them into the marketplace for the purposes of speculation and moving money. Quite naturally, art made to sell fast to suckers with millions in disposable income doesn’t appeal to artists and connoisseurs who love art for its inherent qualities.
Enough said. I think you will enjoy the video. Have a look.
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