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Modern art: I could have done that… so I did

Selected, not hung

Selected, not hung

Be honest. If thinking “I could have done that” while walking around a contemporary art exhibition is the mark of a philistine, aren’t you a philistine, too? I know I am. Much as we may know that it’s not as easy as it looks to create a decent artwork, there are times when we come across something so simple, so unimpressive, and so devoid of technical merit that we just can’t help believing we could have done as well or better ourselves. What perhaps makes me unusual is not that I entertain such thoughts, but that I did go off and try doing it myself…

Article in today’s Independent.



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