File spoon-archives/avant-garde.archive/avant-garde_1998/avant-garde.9807, message 31

Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 15:57:59 -0400
Subject: Re: publish and perish

>"...the most fascinating thing is that in thirty years of publishing, none
>of the artists we have published have survived. This is why I believe that
>great artists are short-lived. The maximum period of currency for an
>artwork, an idea of art, is a decade. Mediocre artists, on the other hand,
>continue apace for years."
>-- Giancarlo Politi/Flash Art 1998
Have you looked at this magazine -- talk about devoted to the market and
its whimmms -- Market art is short lived -- but you have to admitt
Giancarlo Politi sure knows hao to turn defeat and irrelevence into the
rhetoric of victory

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