Modern art is crap

Artist: “In a letter to a friend, he explained that his motivation for tinning his faeces was to expose the gullible nature of the art-buying public.”

Art-buying fools: “The Manzoni was a very important purchase for an extremely small amount of money (£22,300 or more than the cost of gold per ounce): nobody can deny that,” said a spokesman for the gallery. He was an incredibly important international artist.”

Artist: “I hope these cans explode in the vitrines of the collectors.”

The interplay between pride and contempt in this whole exchange breathes something of the atmosphere of hell, methinks. Screwtape would love it. A “love” between artist and art snob that is indistinguishable from the loathing and carnivorous relationship between the damned.