Monday, February 22, 2010

Greer on Art

'One must ask oneself the question in our society: Can any painting be worth the total yearly income of a thousand families? And if we must answer that it is, and the auction reports tell us so, then I think we are forced to consider the possibility that the art on which we nourish ourselves is sapping our vitality and breaking our hearts.'

Germaine Greer, 1979.

(from a documentary film Town Bloody Hall, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0217853/)

1 comment:

Damian said...

And the same art now refuses to make itself accountable to the tastes of those families whose incomes it mercilessly mocks. Fuck modern art.