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Francis Thiebaud Winters December 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm

James Panero is such a crack-pot it hurts.

GiovanniGF December 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Did you read the article? I thought it was quite good.

Paddy Johnson December 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Yeah, I was sure there was going to be some weird New Criterion political bent to it, but it was well reported I thought. I think it’s a little idealistic to think that a hefty art acquisition program might lead to a more liberal state (even if it’s not settled upon), but it’s worth tabling regardless.

Francis Thiebaud Winters December 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm

“New Criterion”….LOL, that rag is a bad reactionary joke. Good old JP’s truly great crack-pot gems tend to be when he’s shilling for the Manhattan Institute, everyone’s favorite local right-wing think tank. Let’s hear it for “…new ideas that foster greater economic choice and individual responsibility” !!! GOOD TIMES!

Francis Thiebaud Winters December 30, 2013 at 6:08 pm

His spirited advocacy piece on fracking was quite a doozy, but then again so was his declaration of Robert Storr’s curation (Venice ’09) as anti-american/anti-semitic hatefest. Let’s hear it for the New Criterion AND the M.I.’s “City Journal”!!!

Francis Thiebaud Winters December 30, 2013 at 5:57 pm

In truth I mostly skimmed it. This fact has little bearing on my previous comment.

Carmen Hermo December 31, 2013 at 11:19 am

As a Kanye-head, Imma jump in and say it was his 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, that featured the Condo painting. His current album YEEZUS is more about Minimalism. :)

Paddy Johnson December 31, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Oh, that’s right. I forgot about all the hoo-haw over what Kanye seems to think is Minimalism.

Carmen Hermo December 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Haha… indeed. Still a good album, though…

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