Matisse/Picasso Show @ Moma Queens
Morton Feldman says that people can live without art, what they can't seem to live without is myths about art.
This art has been totally absorbed into capitalist / consumerist consciousness.
Tedious, expensive walls of cliches.
Various flavors of misogyny.
Shampoo and iced tea labels.
Like walking through a series of safety deposit boxes.
Picasso: hatred of and fear of women.
Matisse: interior decoration
Huge wads of banal, unhealthy needs.
Picasso's Stein portrait: that's how you paint someone when they can help make you rich and famous!
The 7 red bird ride through Queens is better than anything in this show: riding a subway through the sky.