Art: The Kunastrokicm Point

"But every man to his own taste. — Did not Dr. Kunastrokius, that great man, at his leisure hours, take the greatest delight imaginable in combing of asses' tails, and plucking the dead hairs out with his teeth, though he had tweezers always in his pocket? ... De gustibus non est disputandum" — Laurence Sterne, in Tristram Shandy As far as many U.S. citizens are concerned, biting asses' tails, as a leisure occupation, is not much more inexplicable than a lively taste for modern art, especially if it is abstractionist art. What's more —...

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