Let’s do some audience questions. We’ve got really good ones this week. Let’s jump right in Ryan wrote in saying Hey guys is contemporary art really art or is it [just] artists trolling for money and attention okay? We’ve talked a little bit about the whole contemporary art Avant-Garde art thing so let’s first start with a definition of art [alright] from the dictionary art is the expression or application of Human creative skill and imagination [typically] in a visual form such as painting or sculpture Producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power So I think that with the with the broad definition of art as read Contemporary art is art now I understand some people might say well if I urinate on a canvas and then Sprinkle sawdust on it to stick to [the] urine and then I put [that] up on the wall as a painting That’s not really art It’s me urinating on a canvas but I would [argue] that if it’s visually compelling if the Visual combined with the story about it makes people look and say that’s interesting then it is art in that sense, right? so there’s two sides here one is on the artist who is putting something forward that’s Creative and took a good amount of skill for them to produce and then the other side is completely subjective [what] the person taking in the art thinks of it? So how could I tell someone that they weren’t emotionally affected by the piece that they saw or something? I don’t think I’m in a position to say that something is there is an art If it was really easy to produce that sometimes people will look at like a Jackson pollock painting and say listen I could do that. I’m just going to splash paint up there and in fact years ago on the howard Stern [show] They did something where I think it was howard or someone else did some [pollack] type paintings? And they showed them to people compared to actual Pollock paintings most people couldn’t tell the difference right the pollock the pollock [asked] painting created by Howard Stern was indistinguishable [to] you know non art specialists from actual pollock paintings, but I don’t think that that really proves anything because It’s much easier to copy a style that has been developed that is different [than] creating something from scratch so I don’t even know that that necessarily disproves it there is lots of Guard and contemporary, art that doesn’t resonate with me right so like for example Things made from trash where sometimes I say wow that’s really interesting you’ve created Radios from old trash okay, that’s that’s cool or wallets. I find that artistic and interesting, but then sometimes you’ll have a picture Which is just of like a piece of plastic [that] someone has left on the ground. It’s photography There’s no doubt that by its definition is art it might not resonate with me But who am I to say that this is not art? Exactly, it’s like you may not have an interest in a specific topic like you’re not watching the makeup tutorials on YouTube Yeah, but you understand there’s a market for it and other people can appreciate that in their different ways this always seems to gain a lot of attraction when someone puts forward A Canvas with maybe a red dot and a splash of blue on it and it sells for thousands of thousands of dollars and People wonder why would anyone pay that much money, but if the person buying the art is willing to do that. That’s totally fine I should actually do that I just got some new paint because I’ve been you know getting into acrylic painting off and on for a while And I’m terrible [I] should take a canvas and I should just paint I have a color called I think [it’s] like titanium or something like that. It’s like an off-white I should paint the entire thing [off-white] and then place a blue dot and a red square on it Maybe somebody wants that right? I mean, maybe there may be the placement that comes instinctually to me You will really speak to someone and how could anyone say [that] it’s not art. You know that’s up to them It’s the percept the perception of the value right art is in the eye of the beholder Acting as what we’re trying to say all right, so there’s my answer I have no problem with contemporary art even if it doesn’t appeal to me. How can I say something is not art?