Monday, February 22, 2010

Art in America: A passing thought.

There's an old joke that says a diplomat is someone who can tell you to go to hell is a way that makes you look forward to the trip. I think of this as I read work such as the Langston Hughes poem "Let America Be America Again," or Bruce Springsteen's  song "Born in the USA" which really don't mean what most people think they mean. The question that's been of great interest to me is whether or not Andy Warhol's portraits are in fact making fun of their subjects, and much like the story of the Emperor who wore no clothes.

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