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Legendary Art Critic Gives ArtBookGuy Stunning Interview
Edward Lucie-Smith celebrates latest book and chats about contemporary art, artists, President Donald Trump, Brexit, immigrants and wonders whether contemporary art is the new religion
Among the topics covered:
-Is contemporary art becoming a religion?
-How is money ruining the art world?
-How is 'Brexit' a likely disaster?
-Is President Donald Trump a farce?
-Why is the art world so full of 'self-important' people?
-Why is so-called, 'innovative' art not at all innovative?
Lucie-Smith has written more than 100 titles and countless art essays and reviews. His interview with ArtBookGuy.com begins with a tough look at the art world:
"… It's full of people who have a high opinion of themselves and who get agitated if you hint that you don't completely share their view of their own importance ..."
That's the kick-off, but hardly the kicker. The British author also says:
"... Basically we are in the epoch of 'It's art because I say it's art.' For that to work, art has to take on most of the functions that traditionally belong to religion. If you don't have believers, it doesn't function ... We're in a new age of faith. Someone tells you that it's art ..."
In short, this legendary art critic speaks candidly and expresses himself with the independence he says he has enjoyed for much of his life and career.
His interview can be found here - http://artbookguy.com/
http://www.ArtBookGuy.com also features original essays, artist projects, art news and tips for budding contemporary art collectors. ABG's mottos are "Art For All People" and "We Talk Contemporary Art."
Michael K. Corbin