Jarrett Earnest — October 17, Third Morning: Being Hit by a Soft Buick Mid-morning phone call: But I thought of some more things about art writing that could really save you some time so come over today when you have a chance. After I have paragraphs I put them in order: That means you are developing these little groups of leitmotifs.
But we like education, and we like things that go away. You don't need to know anything to understand good art. The only justification for an exhibition these days is some educational purpose, or if it's a box office. Mary Boone will sometimes put something up just to see if people like it.
Often you discuss in your essays and writings a principle shift that occurred in American culture and economy as well as in the Art World starting in the early '70s. You describe this change as having considerable influence on the course of Contemporary Art since then. What are the origins and consequences of this paradigm shift? The art world tends to be driven by its market, and throughout the '50s and the '60s it was a relatively small art world with dealers and collectors and one or two small museums.