Re: paying the artists: the spike

From: James Wetterau (
Date: Sat Jul 29 2000 - 13:35:37 MDT

I take your point about the prevalence of crap art and memes, but I
have a theory about that: the current cultural moment always looks
bleaker to us than it should because we forget the crap of previous
generations. I see this in both "golden age" longings for some way of
life in the past and in the arts. The best tonic for this disease is,
I think, to read diaries of people from the past, or to spend a little
time immersed in some of the typical art of an aribtrary past era.

All the best,

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