BUT IS IT ART?
A vacuum cleaner. A urinal. Three basketballs floating in water? Morley Safer takes a critical look at the contemporary art world, where household items like these are sold as high-priced art. In this much talked about piece, Safer takes on the artists, dealers and critics of the 90s with gusto.
Some years ago, in his weekly opinion piece, Andy Rooney shared his views on public art.
When Did This Become Art?
About the 'artspeak' that describes some of these works he said:
"I may not understand art, but I do understand the English language, and that is pretentious nonsense. "
I now posted a related topic - The Value of Art - in a separate blog.
It features a more recent BBC Documentary asking the question
What makes art valuable?
Art critic and film-maker Ben Lewis spent 2008 following the booming contemporary art market, from its peak in May until its collapse in October.
THE GREAT CONTEMPORARY ART BUBBLE
Here are a few samples:
LAOKOON, ANTI-LAOKOON and ANTI-KOONS
I'M SICK OF PRETENDING: I DON'T "GET" ART
and finally, since Jeff Koons was mentioned in the 60 Minutes video:
A Millions Poodle - ostentatious display of enormous wealth
Jeff Koons's Louvre Show Cancelled
article on Artnet by Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Wednesday, February 11, 2015
"It is about time somebody called Koons out for what he is – a circus showman peddling over-blown, over-priced tourist souvenirs."