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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Occupy Occupies an Artist's Unoccupied Home

Posted by on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM

I'm not sympathetic to the idea of singling out people over systems, but I'm also tired of multimillionaire artists/architects/creative types getting a free pass because of creativewashing (the false theory: creative work is inherently noble, so making money at it hand over fist is inherently different from making money hand over fist in non-creative work).

 

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1
Nothing like a false dichotomy on a rainy Tuesday morning.
Posted by gloomy gus on June 26, 2012 at 10:57 AM · Report this
2
Look At you stepping out on a limb. What is the ethical obligation of the Commerce Art Complex and the artist for whom it benefits greatly?
Posted by Coreymcd on June 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM · Report this
AirBuddy 3
Please please please explain the context of your commentary! Journalism 101 etc.
Posted by AirBuddy on June 26, 2012 at 11:01 AM · Report this
4
I think busting into somebody else's house is kind of wrong.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on June 26, 2012 at 11:03 AM · Report this
5
False dichotomy? Have you seen Gehry et al working in Saudi Arabia etc?
Posted by Jen Graves on June 26, 2012 at 11:09 AM · Report this
6
I sense someone who doesn't like artist to succeed. Success is not art!
Posted by CriticsAreFaileArtists on June 26, 2012 at 11:14 AM · Report this
7
Yes, go squat in one of his warehouses then. Is logical. Is justice.
Posted by gloomy gus on June 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM · Report this
thatsnotright 8
Of all undertakings, art is surely one of the most enterpreneurial. Any artist who doesn't get that should be teaching in a grade-school or selling their pictures on a street corner at pay-what-you-can. You can't set out to get rich making art. You can get rich selling it. There's a difference. How many of those "50 to 70" attendees are actual artists, and how many of them would turn down a lucrative commission?
Posted by thatsnotright on June 26, 2012 at 11:56 AM · Report this
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What a bunch of dumb kids.
Posted by giffy on June 26, 2012 at 11:58 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 10
fucking multimillionaire architects! fuck all 3 of them!
Posted by Max Solomon on June 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM · Report this

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