NPR covers an exhibition in Paris of David Hockney's latest work, all low-resolution digital images composed on a cell phone.
The question to me, of course, is "If David Hockney did not have his name on these pieces, would anyone care about them, art-wise?".
The obvious answer is, "No, they would not".
This ties in somewhat with recent comments I made in Gilbert magazine, about so much of modern art making medium the message. Okay, so he "painted" these on a cell phone... were they worth the time he spent on them? Are they worth our time to view? Are people really going to stroll through this collection, gazing intently, pursing their lips and giving the occasional earnest nod? Really?
I mean, there's nothing wrong with the images, but we're talking about a Paris exhibition. These are more fit for the refrigerator door (I don't believe this critique of mine is motivated by professional envy. That could play a part, I suppose, but I don't think a very large one).