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Lauren Purje

Lauren Purje (b. 1987) grew up in Dublin, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2009 with a BFA in Painting. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2011 where she currently lives and works. This series of comic...

8 replies on “Do We Need Another Name for the “Art World”?”

  1. Until someone comes up with a one or two word name for a swirling, sucking, vortex of despair, filled with brief moments of false hope “Art World” will do.

  2. Considering that if I paint a canvas red, then take a crap on it, cover it in shellac, and tell people it’s “an outward expression of my internal struggle with frustration at the world” and people wil actually believe that it’s “art”, does it really matter what anyone calls anything? The whole thing is a sham.
    Art isn’t art anymore, since technically everything “is” art the minute someone says so. The term is practically meaningless now. Thanks paint-splatter people, and everyone else for pulling a fast one so often that now no one knows the difference between art and a scam.

  3. As film and TV are “the industry” in L.A., art is “the industry” in NY (along with hedge funds). Labor, capital, sales, auctions, exploitation…..that’s a pretty shitty “world.”

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