Has contemporary art jumped the shark?
While shopping on Amazon.com for normal houseware supplies, I ran across this Damien Hirst Spot Painting print on sale for $8,900 (With free shipping too. What a deal!). It is difficult to associate fine art experience with a one-click shopping experience facilitated by the e-commerce corporate giant.
Where is the art appreciation in this? How can I speak to the gallery rep to learn more about the print-making process or its provenance? Where is the exhilaration that you feel as you track down a piece you have been searching, if all you need to do is type in a keyword in the Amazon search bar?
It feels all too immediate.