Yesterday, while writing a story for Crave Online covering By Any Memes Necessary, a gallery exhibition of meme art at Junior High, Los Angeles, I was hit by a lightning bolt of recognition.
The line from Marcel Duchamp to Andy Warhol continues to this vital, viral new form of readymades, subversive delights that find their provenance in Duchamp’s “L.H.O.O.Q.,” which they teach in Art History 101 with a straight face. Duchamp literally took the piss out of the white cube with his “Fountain,” all good taste swept aside for the radicalization of the form and the creative process—which is what memes do, so brilliantly.
I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next, what bold mastermind will pick up the mantle of Warhol and push culture beyond the boundaries of the known, knowing, as he knew, “Art is anything you can get away with.”
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