Monday, August 13, 2007

What Do You Mean You Don't Get Contemporary Art?

The only thing more irritating to me than Slate's Lee Siegel saying that "You cannot fully understand [contemporary artist Cy] Twombly's art unless you know that he is gay" is "artist" Sam Rindy saying that she was moved to leave red lipstick marks on Twombly's $2 million blank canvas because he left the white space there for her, and that "This red stain is testimony to this moment, to the power of art."

For an idea of how Twombly's nine feet by six feet white canvas looked before Rindy tainted it, look at a piece of white paper.

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