Quote Originally Posted by horacekenneth View Post
Honestly this doesn't make sense to me. You believe there are many valid reasons for appreciating art, and then you say reasons are irrelevant. If they're irrelevant, then how are they valid?

Are there good reasons for appreciating one work for art and not another, or is what you put up in a gallery just a crap shoot, or the results of a democracy of meaningless opinions?
Horace - I'm not saying the reasons are irrelevant. I'm saying standards are irrelevant. The reasons people like or don't like things (discounting marketing influence etc) are highly subjective, personal things and are greatly varied.

What is fabulous to one person might suck to another person. How do you reconcile that?