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February 16, 2017

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Jasper Johns

This is at The Whitney Museum of American Art, which is in Manhattan, in the far West Village (J.J. Sefton might dispute this. Maybe it's South Chelsea?). It's a famous museum, and we are all supposed to love the art in it. But I can't. It has far too much stuff that isn't art, at least for me.

It's an issue that will never be settled -- what is art -- but I know what it is for me. For instance; I love great photography. Hell I have an Ansel Adams print in my house. But I breeze through most photography exhibits in museums, because part of the pleasure of art is the contemplative. And most photographs just don't evoke that.


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