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Weighing the motives behind Currin’s success


Currin’s commercial success is not an issue, since the market can and does reward practically anything, regardless of quality.

The issue is the promotion of his work as the genuine article by those who are supposed to know.

If the parties pushing his slick and excruciatingly-calculated caricatures truly believe in the work, that’s lamentable. However, if they’re just cynical opportunists, that’s a form of prostitution. (image is floor plan, 2nd floor, Metropolitan Museum of Art–nice and abstract, no?)

–Jack Regalado is an artblog reader