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The reality is more powerful than art? Well…

The reality is more powerful than art? Well…

The other day I watched stuff turn into art when I saw Tracey Emin assemble My Bed, one of the most controversial ready-mades ever created. At the start of her installation there was a mattress on a plinth and two tables of carefully bagged objects. By the time she’d finished, […]

Pollock, piss, Warhol

Pollock, piss, Warhol

Andy Warhol — still, 27 years after his death, the reigning genius of the zeitgeist — perfected the art of insult as homage — or homage as insult, whichever you please. This work, which hangs in the Art of the Americas Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston […]