Eddie Martinez and the McMansions of the art world.

Eddie Martinez – Keys to a Defunct Castle

My editor asked me if I would write a story about Eddie Martinez, whose work is selling for spectacular sums at auction. I was unimpressed by the work, which I think has no artistic merit whatsoever, and annoyed by his gallery’s lack of response to my request for an interview with Martinez, and with them.
Here’s the story, a harsh reflection on the failures of Martinez’ work, on what art is for, and on what we might need in the present.

About pearce

Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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