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The 1920s avant-garde thought they were helping to make a new world.  They didn't know they were only an exhausted interlude between the trenches and concentration camps/gulags.

So it goes.

Now one of their works sell in an explosion of conspicuous consumption* to multi-billionaires in the financial equivalent of whipping-it-out and seeing whose is bigger for more money than the artists earned in their entire life.

Life in late-stage predatory capitalism.

*  See: Veblen, Thorstein and his often cited, never read, Theory of the Leisure Class -- not to be confused with the never cited, never read Theory of the Leisure Class by Nikolai Bukharin, Bolshevik and Class Traitor who admitted to seeking to assassinate Lenin and Stalin from 1918, murder Maxim Gorky by poison, partition the Soviet Union and hand out her territories to Germany, Japan, and Great Britain while being a degenerate fascist working for the restoration of capitalism, we know his confession was true because we have the documents stating he was not to be tortured, only beaten.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Dec 2nd, 2017 at 02:45:56 AM EST
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