I feel like we've been waiting for "the end of the moneyed era in which attitude trumped ability" since the Enlightenment. i think we're stuck with rock star artists and artsy rock stars (which i don't think is such a bad thing, really), unless we revert to anonymous religious art.
I wonder if Dash's death will in retrospect serve as the marker of the end of a moneyed era in which attitude trumped ability.
Sad stuff. I think it's exciting when a biography contextualizes work in the way that Dash Snow's did-- even if I found that friggin' NY Mag article unbearable.
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