Thursday, June 07, 2007

Trendy Art

The Rothko sale at Sotheby's confirms a few things that I've been thinking about lately.

1) There is too much money floating around out there in Crazytown.
2) Rothko is TRENDY.

Yes, trendy. I have been reading one too many creative types citing Rothko as an influence these days in little online interviews and such. I'm kind of annoyed by it. Of course I'm gonna take credit for setting that off -- only a few people used to loooove Rothko (mom, you're first for sure -- thank you for the cultured upbringing) but now everyone looooves him.

Let's move on, kids. And if we have to stay within Ab Ex, I'm proposing we all turn to Motherwell.

Even better, Helen Frankenthaler.

You heard it here first.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I love Rothko, have for years, and I have to say I'm a little turned off by the resurgence as well.

Fortunately there are several Rothkos here in my hometown Houston that I can go see (free!) anytime I want. So the rest of you can buy up and hoard all the Rothkos you want, bastards.