Monday, April 14, 2008

Tom Wolfe: On Conceptual Art

"…there, at last, it was! No more realism, no more representation objects, no more lines, colors, forms, and contours, no more pigments, no more brushstrokes. … Art made its final flight, climbed higher and higher in an ever-decreasing tighter-turning spiral until…it disappeared up its own fundamental aperture…and came out the other side as Art Theory!…Art Theory pure and simple, words on a page, literature undefiled by vision…late twentieth-century Modern Art was about to fulfill its destiny, which was: to become nothing less than Literature pure and simple"

Bergesen, Albert (January 1979). "The Painted Word".
American Journal of Sociology 88: 1021–24. In Shomette 1992.

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