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May 26, 2013

The sculptor Anish Kapoor

is one of those many modern artists who would add considerably to the beauty of the world by desisting from their activities.

The tower that he built at considerable public expense for the Olympic Games, for example, was poor, boring, ugly, messy, meaningless and utterly derivative of the Tatlin tower – which was no good in the first place. Anyone who derives inspiration from that latter artefact is thereby disqualified from standing in aesthetic judgment; they are bound to add to brutal ugliness in the world. -- Theodore_Dalrymple Whining and Dining - off the Public Purse

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 26, 2013 10:46 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Dude gave us The Bean in Chicago, the most delightful interactive piece of art I've seen in ages, well worth the expense. Looking at some of his other work, I see a mix of genius and disaster, but that is generally what art is all about.

This guy doesn't bolt urinals to the wall and call it art. You can complain to the public servants who pay for what they get, but not about the artist.

Posted by: Daniel at May 28, 2013 5:28 AM

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