Progressive Art – Dead End Conversation?

American artist John Currin doesn’t think much of American art. He’s also tough on the ideas-over-technique crowd. “Progressive ideas are just a machine for ruining art. I believe in the old idea of technique. I believe you need it if you’re going to have magic and genius and masterpieces. No one would question the value of technique in any other field. No one would say that a tennis player would be better if only he could stop hitting the ball.”