PRINT Summer 2001


John Miller

WITHIN DAYS OF THE RELEASE of his sometime “girlfriend” Britney Spears's debut novel, Justin Timberlake's press agents announced a $1.5 million advance for his own opus, Crossover Dribble. I wish I were inventive enough to have made that up. Where would one begin to critique such an event? The aesthetic irrelevance (which would be its relevance)? The sublimation of fact (the ghostwriting; Mr. Timberlake perhaps not having even skimmed a précis)? A sublimation that would analogize the sublimation (of questions of sexuality, of talent) in the creation of the corporate fiction that is 'N Sync?

One good place to start would be John Miller's The Price Club, which brings together the artist's writings on art and culture in light of the aesthetic and economic effects of the psychodynamics of repression. I would emphasize the book's title: Everything having its price means something. Twice Miller

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