Re: Cropping Art -- where is the outrage?

From: James Kreul (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Sep 22 2006 - 19:26:22 PDT

>as if he just came out of nowhere like jesus
>discussing his work w/ out referencing art history dada fluxus
>let alone johns and rauschenberg (hell david smith)

There was no Fluxus as I recall (okay, Iıll be outraged if theyıre not in
Part Two), but they did give some passing references to Dada (Duchamp),
Johns and Rauschenberg. But many of these cross-currents are sacrificed for
the more streamlined artist-genius narrative.

Problems aside, I still plan to tell my sister and my parents to watch at
least the first hour of Part Two, so that theyıll have some sense of what
Iım talking about with Warholıs films. Sure, they would be better served by
a more rigorous art historical treatment...but that simply isnıt going to
happen. Then, if they do have additional questions, I can try to answer
them. Sometimes there are advantages of presenting an incomplete picture to
provoke curiosity, and then follow up with more nuanced information.

James Kreul
University of North Carolina Wilmington
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