Just saw an article about a four-year old kid who paints abstract paintings that sell for thousands of dollars.
and I was thinking ...
Was it genuine genius, as in the case of Wolfgang A., or is it just regular creative kid's play?
When such a phenomenon is possible, what does it say about the state of 20th century art ?
Is there an objective criteria to whether an abstract work (let's say an atonal piece since we're in Garry's forum) is quality?
Is there a 100% proof method of discovering whether a work is a joke or a serious art piece that took years of work?
Ps. Before you get your flamethrowers primed, let me assure everybody I mean absolutely no disrespect to genuine struggling abstract / atonal artists !! Just curious.
My very humble opinion is, that the line between joke and quality is very thin and a cause for alarm in the art world.