Dear Jules, I applaud your coming to the defense of another. It shows that you have character. Re: 1. I have. 2. I do. 3. I was too....only they weren't very good. 4. Just because I am an artist does not mean that I have to like everything that I see. I don't "attack" this work
"...just because he did not do it with a pencil in his hand."
nor do I believe it to be particularly 'new'. I voiced my opinion. It is ok if you disagree. 5. I don't hate. 6. I have an appreciation for the ground broken by both of these men, however since you brought it up, I did not particularly like either Pollack or Bacon's work...even though I was told that I should. 7. I could paint a pretty good portrait using only boogers. Would the newness of it make it better than my other work? Would using boogers as a medium demonstrate my artistic "growth"?8. New is not always better. New is not always good. Sometimes new is only new.