Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quote of the Week - Christopher Knight

From this review on the LAT of Bravo's sure to be car crash I'll find myself watching nonetheless for the laugh factor new reality show:

Fifty years of marvelous, disruptive paintings and photographs by Alex Katz, Chuck Close, Dan McCleary, Gerhard Richter, Cindy Sherman, John Sonsini, Rineke Dijkstra and countless other first-rate artists, internationally known and not, and we're still trotting out the wheezing cliche about portraiture's required significance being bound up with the revelation of the sitter's inner essence?

Really? The 17th century lives on.

Equally disturbing: Not a single artist challenges this antique idea.

- Christopher Knight

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