The Art World takes on a Critic - published in Northwest Figurative Artists Alliance, Volume 2, Issue 10
Marcel Duchamp, "Fountain," 1917.
I once knew an old woman who claimed to be present at the 1913 premiere of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Sprint.” It was very exciting for a seven-year-old,” she said, “There was a riot, of course.” Too bad That riot, directed against what was later to be regarded as a musical masterpiece, and the riotous criticism which greeted the New York Armory show of European modernism – Picasso, Braque, Matisse, et al. – later that same year, have come back time and time again to haunt subsequent critics of modern art.
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