The Stolen Exhibit

posted: 07-22-10
Kelley Walker, Black Star Press
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"The ECHO exhibit at the Albright-Knox is about appropriation—borrowing, stealing, ripping off and recycling—in art, and opens with the two modern era pathfinders of the practice, Marcel Duchamp from the first part of the 20th century, and Andy Warhol from the second.

"Art always appropriated, in spades, but before the modern era what it appropriated was just art. What is called art. Painting, sculpture, architecture. Styles, forms, subjects.

"What the art of Duchamp and Warhol appropriated was everything"

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