In yesterday's New York Times, a lawyer named Michael Rips presented a piece entitled "Fair Use, Art, Swiss Cheese and Me" about the artist DavideSalle's use of a picture of him. He ends:It is David Salle and the artistic movement with which he is associated, and to which he has greatly contributed, that give value … Continue reading Constricting Art Through "Ownership"
"Make it new." When Ezra Pound commanded that he was doing it, taking from Confucius and bringing the Chinese philosopher's words into the West of the twentieth century and in a new way. Pound wasn't concerned with the creation of the new--or not that alone--but with bringing things into a new way of seeing, and … Continue reading Oh Postmodernism, Oh Here, Oh Now, Oh Damn!