P A T C R O W L E Y ART and Ideas


“Isn’t it a miracle what so much money and so little ability can produce? Just extraordinary. You know, when I look at a thing like this, I realize that so much of art—not all of it, thank God, but a lot of it—has just become a kind of cruddy game for the self-aggrandizement for the rich and the ignorant. It is a kind of bad but useful business.” Robert Hughes, The Mona Lisa Curse, 2008