The slow decline of conceptual art?

Marchel Duchamp's "Fountain"

Marchel Duchamp's "Fountain"

There’s an interesting Op-Ed piece in today’s New York Times about conceptual art. Are we living in an era when another Damien Hirst could emerge in the art world? What will happen to the people who pay millions of dollars for his work? Will its value keep going up? Denis Dutton argues in his piece “Has Conceptual Art Jumped the Shark Tank?” that when Marcel Duchamp signed his name on a urinal back in 1917, he was poking fun at a stuffy and uptight art world’s notion of culture. In 2009, someone like Hirst— and his diamond encrusted skull—represents the establishment.

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~ by Valerie Palmer on October 17, 2009.

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