Art politics across the pond

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I want to recommend Peter Schjeldahl’s New Yorker piece this week on how the Tate Modern and the Saatchi Gallery represent two different and competing art cultures that represent the split in the society between the upper class status quo-ites and the nouveaus.

Donald Judd (untitled shown above) would represent the former, or artists as priests in the church of culture, and Damien Hirst (his “Away from the Flock,” left)would represent the latter, or artists as shock jocks.

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