The Orange County Register | Erik Himmelsbach-Weinstein:
Nothing sucks the life out fine art like the snooty aspirational baggage that can cling to it like toilet paper on the heel of a shoe. While viewing the collections at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art can be breathtaking, the experience can simultaneously feel like you’re trapped inside your grandmother’s musty closet.
Fortunately for both artists and art lovers, we’ve done a lot of lightening up over the decades. A light bulb flashed on that permitted art to be appreciated in non-traditional contexts without diminishing its significance. Of course, pop culture has been a welcome beneficiary of this… Read more