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Monday, August 24, 2015

The Artists Statement

In the August 8th edition of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) - I can't remember if it was in the Off Duty or the Review section of the paper that weekend, but it was in a little corner called Notable and Quotable. These little tidbits are usually in the oped section but the day it wasn't. It was an excerpt from a piece written by John Seed and pulled from the online magazine "Hyperallergic." I have not read the whole piece yet but just from the excerpt it was obviously a piece making fun at the "required" artist statement of our time. If you have ever written or read one you know how awful they can be. The excerpt in the WSJ had the Mona Lisa with Leonardo da Vinci's artist statement on the work. It is unintelligible and uproariously funny to me.

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