Artist Statements of the Old Masters by John Seed combines art history with wit and satire to create a work of art that is a funny yet sober statement on today’s art world.
If the artists in this collection were alive today, they would be wearing black turtlenecks and hanging out with Andy Warhol. They are pretentious, providing artist statements with a vocabulary of such pseudo-intelligence that it makes so little sense that we readers laugh at its absurdity.
Not to be outdone, The Venus of Urbino comes with an audio recording of the artist statement that includes “suspenseful” music and applause.
Artist Statements of the Old Masters can be ordered here.