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Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist (good!)

In a message dated 6/8/04 2:45:22 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
landrew49@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

> landrew49@xxxxxxxxxxx,
> I must say that yo write a good letter, even though I might disagree with
> most of it.
> What is so great that cannot be duplicated of Picassos's work? As for
> Pollack, he himself could not duplicate it. It has all the appearance of a house
> painter's drop-cloth, matted and framed. As an example of this type of "art," a
> commercial artist (local, but nevertheless of some renown), sawed his work
> table (including a Coke bottle-top that was stuck to it) into several pieces,
> framed it and held a showing at a gallery in NY. He sold all of the pieces
> for fantastic amounts. He said that he didn't have the nerve to tell anyone
> that it was a joke. First he didn't want to anger the well know artist who got
> him the showing at a prominent gallery. And, second, he might want to do it
> again if money got tight.

 > Really, I don't care whether or not people like this kind of thing and
> call it art; as long as I am equally free to say it stinks. It also irks me to
> see my tax dollars go to fund such bunk.




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