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Friday, April 3, 2009

"Art is Work" (?)

Used to know what this building was, Beaux-Arts survivor on 32nd Street in Kips Bay/Murray Hill.
Sign above door says simply "Art is Work"...let's see, I believe this is a Design Center or an Art School or something...
Well, it's nice to know Art is not all fun and games, like Vincent Van Gogh...

Guess slogan like this reflects a certain defensiveness on the part of people in the arts...and true, look at atmosphere of Bush administration -- War is Necessary, Art is Frivolity... will America never lose its Puritan/Calvinist prejudice against the Arts?