Stuffing art back into salons
Opinion: A coming SoCal-wide Getty-produced art binge, while certain to be fun for poseur-voyeurs, is mere response to street art's recent media-nabbling ascendancy, and a step in wrong direction: the past. Celebrating end-of-lifecyle legacies up to 1980 rather than our contemporary artists (and contemporary media!) won't help.
Print ads and a new phone app will augment 900 street-pole banners" both are not going to do much except buy the wrong people) It seems worthy of an old-fashioned Hollywood epic..." &c.). Bestowing money on media rather than artists--that formula doesn't inspire art production and lasting legacy, it inspires the kind of emperor's new clothing treatments we saw around the time of the Disney Hall gala: something we patted ourselves on the back for, while the rest of the planet wondered what the fuss was all about.