“Overrated artists” – Art critics speak out.

Art critics are speaking out about overrated artists, celebrity, money and more. Here are several interesting viewpoints to consider:

American art critic Dave Hickey accuses modern art of being obsessed with celebrity artists

Why the Art World Is So Loathsome – Eight theories, By Simon Doonan

Banksy: overrated purveyor of art-lite, By Jonathan Jones

I don’t like Photography, By Bert Stabler

and the rebuttal to Stabler’s article:

I Quite Like Art Photography, By Thomas O’Shea

GLAMOUR.

walking the fine line
between glamour and
sobriety … taking care not
to fall between the
cracks … not to believe
in the darkness of the
daylight alone,
away from the glitter
of champagne cocktail nights,
designer jackets,
tastefully-torn jeans
and uncomfortable shoes.
the music must not stop;
shine the camera on me
just a little bit longer. see:
I am setting the pace,
flaunting a fashion statement.
synthetic is but a natural
reaction against reality.
just give me my moment.
a self-made idol;
cliches spat out and
regurgitated.
yes, I could be a star.
what … my name?
I am just part of the
rhythm, the lights are
my melody against the
night of glittering glam.
a torn off piece of
average sparkling
against the annals of
history and the
forgettable.

– Adam Donaldson Powell, from “Rapture: endings of space and time”, Cyberwit Publishing, 2007.

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