Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Quote of the Week - Colin Pantall

I've been crazy busy at work.  Dec-Jan is my worst time each year but I'm back, baby.  I promise more than QOTW's starting tomorrow.  In the meantime:

"Sam Taylor-Wood once gave a commentary on The Chapman Brothers when they were altering £20 at Frieze (or something like that). The Chapman Brothers  claimed the currency defacing undermines something or other and challenges this or that and subverts the rest. "But does it though?" said Taylor-Wood when appraised of this claim.

Indeed. Does it though? The retort to fit virtually every artist statement."

Colin Pantall, Via.

I've always thought that subvert was a particularly egregious choice of a word to describe art.

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