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THE CRITIC SEES THROUGH THE CABBAGE PATCH

IF YOU WANT TO REPRESENT the ’70s you can do it for a few hundred dollars with artist’s books. In the ’70s all you needed was a subway token to see graffiti.

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The ’80s need criticism. Five years ago no one read. Now one frantically scans all the frantic magazines. But if you just want to read your name, forget it. Anybody can read their name. So what’s the big deal. It’s like investing major thinking in the gimmicks of door policies. That is like just looking for your name. Don’t forget that there are phenomenal things, special effects, and other spectacles like big business behind door policies and their events. If you can’t get past the doormen, you’re still better off fantasizing about the inside than just thinking about the door policy. It is generosity to yourself not to classify it strictly under your name. It is generosity to art

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