Are wine tasters idiots?
For incisive satire on the art world, my go-to source is Calvin & Hobbes . This brilliant comic strip features an impishly precocious six-year-old boy, Calvin, and his astute stuffed tiger, Hobbes. Modern art and art criticism were recurring targets of the strip's humour during its 10-year run, and a particular favourite goes as follows. Calvin is seen contemplating various images. Calvin: 'A painting. Moving. Spiritually enriching. Sublime. ... "High" art! ... The comic strip. Vapid. Juvenile. Commercial hack work. ... "Low" art. ... A painting of a comic...
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