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Fine Art American Kitsch

Richard Barone

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June 8th, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Fine Art American Kitsch

The Czech writer Milan Kundera, in his book The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984), wrote that kitsch functions by excluding from view everything that humans find difficult with which to come to terms, offering instead a sanitized view of the world in which "all answers are given in advance and preclude any questions." This is true of 99% of the art in America where only 1% of the important questions are answered.

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