SWINGING MODERN SOUNDS: A POST SOMEWHAT ABOUT JAZZ

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by Rick Moody

Arthur Danto, the Columbia University philosophy professor and frequent writer on contemporary art, has often referred to this “historical present” as a time after the history of art. What he seems to mean about this, I think, is that once Warhol made the Brillo box pieces, art had come to the end of a certain historical imperative.

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