The world-wide visual culture industry
February 12, 2010
"The art world, which used to be a community, is now part of the world wide visual culture industry, which includes film, fashion, television, and advertising, and works overtime to trample down the boundaries that used to keep them separate."
from Calvin Tomkins Lives of the Artists
And what are my thoughts exactly?
That Tomkins is on to something.
That you probably think it's Gaga standing next to Alexander McQueen in the picture above when really it isBjork.
That it's sad when these things happen.
That Damien Hirst might just suspect that celebrity is a death mask.