Second Place winner, October 2012 XT Photo Contest
Kalifornia Uber Alles
Teams: Rossoneri, Hammers
1. No. The rich always will have to have something to put their money in to legitimize it, or to hide it, or to launder it, or to feel magnanamous with it, or to feel better about having so damn much of it. And last time I checked the rich were part of the public. If you meant public as in the government, well, they do things for the same reason as the rich do. Neither the gov't nor the Gettys spend much time thinking about what they are funding, as long as it looks classy or seems avant. That will never ever go away. Might be tight for a few months, but you know what they say, "art, money and power have a mutually beneficial relationship." As it was in the past so shall it be into eternity.
2. Nobody's paying cash money for any of my art, so I plead the fif'. Also, I work in retail.
3. I have never paid to go to an opening or a show in my life (I know people and how to leech of of others), so I guess I'm part of the problem. I steal a lot of music and films off the internet. The bookstores still have their hooks in me, though. Plus, I pay to go to good museums and bought a Cruikshank print at an auction once. I guess I'm part of the solution, too.
4. Spend. There is a naked performance artist nailed to a Corvette somewhere who needs you.
You know the scene it's very hum-drum
And my favorite song's entitled "Boredom"...