Sunday, December 14

Jonathan Jones vs Sean O’Hagan “Is photography art” blah blah blah December 2014

Over the past week, there's been a debate within the pages of The Guardian by two of its writers, Jonathan Jones and Sean O’Hagan, over whether photography is art. That old chestnut.

David Bailey gives a simple answer to this question:

“I don’t think you can say whether something is art or not. Photographs are not art, painting’s not art; it’s whether the person doing it is an artist or not.”*
Almost a truism.

And how does this relate to Duchamp's statement

“I don't believe in art. I believe in artists.”



*Source: this Daily Telegraph interview

1 comment:

Aaron Aardvark said...

'I'm an artist, and if you give me a tuba, I'll bring you something out of it.' --John Lennon