Thursday, September 20, 2007

Reality does not wear a tie

"Abstraction and reality - not realism - conduct this rancorous argument throughout modernism. The picture plane, like an exclusive country club, keeps reality out and for a good reason. Snobbishness is, after all, a form of purity, prejudice a way of being consistent. Reality does not conform to the rules of etiquette, subscribe to exclusive values, or wear a tie; it has a vulgar set of relations and is frequently seen slumming among the senses with other antithetical arts."

O’Doherty, Brian (1986), Inside the White Cube: The Ideology of the Gallery Space, The Lapis Press, Santa Monica, San Francisco, p.38


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