I was thinking about these issues the other day while hiking around the neighborhood. Sometimes it feels like I'm on a Harley doing donuts in some lost philosophical cul de sac or maybe driving around L'Etoile trying to get to the right avenue so that I won't be too late for dinner. Anyway, speaking of transitory art, we came upon a pink ceramic sculpture by Rita Takoi which had been moved some distance by its owner to the Hollywood Hills where it stands today looking phallic but purportedly being a representation of an elongated barrel cactus. As we were leaving, I looked up at the Hollywood sign. Is it art like The Gates? Or, just the equivalent of a billboard? It used to say Hollywoodland and be made of rotting wood. Now, it's steel and very sculptural, and one could argue conceptual. Then, what of Ed Ruscha's lithos of the sign? Those surely are art. So, what manifiestation of a meal or dish is the art? Wilfrid, is today the day?
A Hierarchy of the Senses or of the Arts?
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