As Calvin explained to Hobbes in the comic strip:
People always make the mistake of thinking art is created for them. But really, art is a private language for sophisticates to congratulate themselves on their superiority to the rest of the world. As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance.
David Thompson, the Canadian writer, provides us with perfect examples of works of nothingness in place of art. Behold Sandrine Schaefer, winner of the 2015 Foster Prize from the Institute of Contemporary Art of Boston. This is called Bear Breath. I think the wooden coat hanger is a fine artistic flourish.
More of this brilliant nothingness, no doubt funded directly and indirectly, by taxpayer’s money.