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The Critic's Dilemma

Post #1821 • July 7, 2018, 9:14 AM • 1 Comment

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Benjamin Boyce had me on his show for an interview about art, politics, and philosophy. A fine time was had. Shouts go out to Warren Craghead, Keiko (h/t for the above screencap), Walter Darby Bannard, Oscar Wilde, and Clement Greenberg.

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John Link

July 7, 2018, 10:19 AM

I was amazed at how easily the discussion of art slid over into politics and ethics. I suppose I should not have been surprised, given that the art scene today spends more talk-time there than on art. But I must say that Elvis Presley understood the nature of his art better than Meyrl Streep understands hers, no matter that both are genius level.

Not so many Republican artists of note, eh? That's because the "kinder, gentler" GOP George H. W. Bush envisioned never caught on. A cold heart insulates an artist from the feeling required to be successful with creating the good stuff. Cold hearts, on the other hand, are popular with the electorate.

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