Gopnik on Eva and Franco Mattes
Blake Gopnik has a really fascinating article here.
It's not easy to impress an art critic these days.As my good bud Bailey says, I find it interesting that Blake seems to be suggesting that since these artists have stolen artistic materials to create their own work of art from those materials, that it will no longer be necessary for others to do the same thing.
So how about a piece of contemporary art that consists of fragments stolen from priceless major modern works? My head's still spinning.
We both think that the fact that the Mattes did this is now an open invitation to other artists to one-up them.