What Makes “Bad” Art Good?

via Artsy By ABIGAIL CAIN May 18, 2017 Occasionally, bad art is easy to spot. Take the famously botched restoration of Elías García Martínez’s Ecco Homo, which transformed the work into the “Beast Jesus,” or the Ronaldo bust that is decidedly less handsome than its source material. Oftentimes, however, the designation is not so obvious.

What Makes “Bad” Art Good?

via Artsy By ABIGAIL CAIN May 18, 2017 Occasionally, bad art is easy to spot. Take the famously botched restoration of Elías García Martínez’s Ecco Homo, which transformed the work into the “Beast Jesus,” or the Ronaldo bust that is decidedly less handsome than its source material. Oftentimes, however, the designation is not so obvious.

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Mondrian, by sandwich artist Brittany Powell

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Mondrian, by sandwich artist Brittany Powell

Keith Haring scented candle, $85 Save

Keith Haring scented candle, $85 Save

Christine Macel on curating the Venice Biennale

The French curator’s central exhibition is ‘a passionate outcry for art’ via Financial Times By RACHEL SPENCE Curating the Venice Biennale is not a job for the faint-hearted. With 120 artists from 51 countries, over half of whom have never participated before, this year’s edition — the 57th — is no exception.

Christine Macel on curating the Venice Biennale

The French curator’s central exhibition is ‘a passionate outcry for art’ via Financial Times By RACHEL SPENCE Curating the Venice Biennale is not a job for the faint-hearted. With 120 artists from 51 countries, over half of whom have never participated before, this year’s edition — the 57th — is no exception.

Louise Bourgeois silk eye mask, $30

Louise Bourgeois silk eye mask, $30