IndigoJones: Painting and sculpture - not so much. Not fundamentally an interpretive art, that is to say. I mean, there's a big difference between the Mona Lisa as painted by Leonardo and by Rick Meyerowitz.
Taking it a step further, if I commission an architect to do a house and give him a back-of-the-envelope idea of what I want, does that make me an artist?
The Koons retrospective is a multimillion-dollar vacuum, but it is also a multimillion-dollar mausoleum in which everything that was ever lively and challenging about avant-gardism and Dada and Duchamp has gone to die. ... [T]he discussion we really need to have ... is about the ideas and (dare I say it?) the ideals of the Dadaists, and the significance of anti-art a hundred years ago and its potential significance today. Frankly, I wonder if those who hail Koons as the high-gloss reincarnation of anti-art really know what anti-art is all about. ... That Koons will be Koons is his own business. That he has had his way with the art world is everybody’s business.
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