There is no reason to loose youre temper here... You have another oppinion than me thats all.
I don't think it is the audience foult when an artist is not able to communicate with ordinary people. I think it is the artist that is not gifted enough.
Art is not something that you should put in the same box as science. You don't need to have an doctoral degree to understand the value of mathematic or physics. Most people understand the value of that. But art is in another cind of business than science. Art is a part of entertainment not science. And if the painting, photo, poem, sculpture etc is not making sense to anyone outside of the internal culture club, well then the entertainment value is close to nothing. And in my eyes, the artist is then no longer making any important contribution to the society.
In the same way as an musician should be able to make music that touch the heart of people that have no clue about how to play an instrument, so should an painter and photographer be able to communicate to people that have no clue about lines, colours, f.stop or history of art.
I am not impressed by art made for other artists, I am impressed when someone produce art that is recognized as incredible even by the uneducated. The picture mentioned here is not achieving that.
In Europe most galeries and artist are funded by the government, or by investors that buy the art in the same way as stock (with the expectancy that they can earn money on them). What the second group is doing is in my eyes totaly uninteresting, they can do what they want with their money. But how the government is using their money is another question. Tax money should be used for the benefit of ordinary people and not to feed the investors that speculate in art as a way to make money. To buy art that only people with an higher education understands is not a great way of spending tax money. The painting here is priced by the investors, and I realy don't care about that. But if the government payd that amount of money for it, I would have gladly signed any petition to protest about the waste of money.