art and commerce
Art as commodity is an oxymoron.
Beauty, Truth, Presence – available to all, regardless of context – are sensations of alignment.
Ad Reinhardt the Don Quixote of modern art, barred even by his own:
“ A few questions to the artist....Why are the artists so eager so accommodate their behavior to the undignified and standard forms in fashion, such as entertainer, parasite, sufferer, actionist, cry baby,
primitive, handicraftsman, acrobat, beggar, expressionist, clod, hobbyhorse, parrot, puppet, designer, jobber etc.? “
Ad Reinhardt, 1913-1967Oct 24, 2022