Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Robert Hughes 1938 - 2012 [208]

Photo: Tim Robinson/WNET13

Robert Hughes, art critic and author of the series on contemporary art, The Shock of the New, died yesterday.  He was 74.  Read more about the critic in the NYT obituary.

And some of Robert Hughes notable quotes, here.  Like the one below:

On the art market, in Time magazine, 1989:
If there were only one copy of each book in the world, fought over by multimillionaires and investment trusts, what would happen to one’s sense of literature – the tissue of its meanings that sustain a common discourse? What strip mining is to nature, the art market has become to culture.

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