ruminations about architecture and design

Sunday, February 15, 2015

the institution of memory

Is On Kawara a fraud? (He didn't paint this picture, by the way--it's merely a reference to the hyper-real school and an example of the fraudulence of towers of ilium)

Staff at towers of ilium tends to agree with the review in the latest issue of the New Yorker magazine.
Kawara achieve originality, but only once. His persistence is admirable, but he relied more on the gullibility of his patrons and the artworld intelligentsia than his talents. Speaking of which, who is making money off his work now? The museums have some sort of arrangement, no doubt brokered by shadowy figures in the Williams Art Mafia.

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