edge100 wrote in post #16840251
Second, I understand that one may not "get" some of these photographs (though not knowing who Steichen is is unforgivable).
Wouldn't know the two of them if I tripped over their tripods. No doubt they are famous in their own world. But to me this is purely a hobby, it's not a way of life. I don't get into "art", I'm not the type to drool over "art" or the creators of it. I care not about the "journey" that happened to create said "art", or the behind the scenes life dramas artists of most kinds all seem to have for some reason. I couldn't care less about it or the artist, for me it is the end result of what I'm looking at.
I'm not the kind of person who would pay $10,000 for a collection of plastic bags hanging from a clothes line purely because some "famous" person did it. To me, it is what it is at face value, not who made it.
But anyway, I'll be now taking my uncultured self down to the pub to crush empty beer cans against my forehead
We all know it's about the name and nothing more. You create the name, then make whatever you want, throw some sappy backstory behind it.... and watch the sheep with money come running.....yep, that's the art industry in a nutshell