'Doubting Damien' by Ben Lewis

Ben Lewis wrote an interesting article on art subtitled 'Why Contemporary Art is so hilarious' for a free magazine given away at Frieze Art. and here on the web is another looking at Damien Hearst work. What interests me is that both are devastating attacks on the banality of conceptual art but carefully framed because to attack conceptual art is to risk being seen as a philistine, ludditte or fuddy-duddy. So Ben Lewis makes his attacks, if such they are, more obliquely, almost parodying modern art as being hilarious, and writes an article not attacking Hearst but saying what would an attack on Hearst 's work look like?



Reviews: 'Doubting Damien' by Ben Lewis | Prospect Magazine July 2007 issue 136

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