What's the latest trend in art? That's a good question!
We're departing from previous 50s-type Modern Art, no doubt about that. 50s art was often about weird organic shapes. Here's (above) a piece by Jean Arp who was fascinated by bread mold and lava lamps. I like it because its funny, but I guess it's not for everybody.
At least Arp was neat. You could eat off the floor in his studio.
Most artists aren't like that. We're a landlord's worst nightmare.
I don't know why but a lot of us just can't think unless we're surrounded by clutter.
If you're a landlord and this puts you off, then you'd better not talk to your artist friends about it. We're a volatile bunch, easily offended.
Maybe that's because we're full of anxiety. We're required to comment on hard to pin down things like what's "in the air."
Critics expect us to be the early warning radar of what's coming next.
Yikes! I don't know what's in the air. I have enough trouble finding my car keys. That's a big responsibility they're laying on us.
Oh, well...we'll do our best.
So what's in the air? My best guess is sentimental dog paintings. Dog slippers, dog pens, dog Kleenex...anything dog. There. You can bank (bark) on it.