Tag Archive: wealth

IT WAS THE BEST OF TIMES…

“… it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was… Continue reading

THE FIELD OF SCHEMES

“I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by… Continue reading

BLACK MASS

The glasses are empty, the serving tray is empty, the painted artist’s palette, too. Everything in artworld is empty. In the beginning art had a sacred function; it was used to facilitate communication… Continue reading

RELATIVE TODDLERISM

The idea for this post came during my morning rant while I was pondering that there seemed to be no “good guys” in politics or the media any more than there are in… Continue reading

D.U.I.

That’s Democracy Under Influence, which is essentially no democracy at all. How can it really a democracy where the President was elected in 11/16 by a minority (46.1%) of votes and is currently… Continue reading

SHIFT HAPPENS

It could be that the great USA experiment (“government by the people…,” “…pursuit of happiness,” blah blahblah) is over. And not like Francis Fukuyama’s “End of History.” No, its demise is more a… Continue reading

GALLERIE PURGATORIE

BEFORE ABOUT TWO CENTURIES AGO art was something only the very rich had. Back then, the top one per cent crowd would be surrounded by portraits, murals and tapestries. But for the rest… Continue reading

R. MUTT, ARGENT

In 1917 Marcel Duchamp said art is what an artist chooses it to be. He said that an art object doesn’t have to fit a culture’s criteria or even be created by the… Continue reading

Our kenosis is their prophet.

The rich are different, but they enjoy the morality plays big media presents for the rest of us as much as we do. But the rich like it in a different way, for… Continue reading