Art Fugitive: Menil Vandalism Suspect Crit on Artinfo, Discussed in Wall Street Journal

The Menil Picasso vandalism story is working its way up the media ladder: the Wall Street Journal‘s Eric Felten pokes at the art/crime knot without unraveling it, referring to a tongue-in-cheek “portfolio review” of Landeros’ rambling, immature symbolist paintings, on ArtInfo.com, based on pictures posted on Landeros’ Facebook page. Not really getting the humor, (admittedly thin) Felten points out that many artists whose works we value today have committed crimes and/or acts not acceptable to conventional moral standards, and makes a feeble case for vilifying some and not others based on the specifics of their misbehaviors.

also by Bill Davenport

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