|Title: ||Mona Lisa with Bar-code/ 2001 |
|Artist: ||Satoshi Kinoshita ||
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Limited Prints on canvas.
For the first time in world history, mechanical reproduction emancipates the work of art from its parasitical dependance upon ritual. To an ever greater degree the work of art reproduced becomes the work of art designed for reproducibility. But the instant the criterion of authenticity ceases to be applicable to artistic production, the total function of art is reversed. Instead of being based on ritual, it begins to be based on another practise-- politics.
-Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic. "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," 1936, in Illuminations, reprinted in 1969.
I'm not somebody who wants to burn the Mona Lisa-- that's the difference between some revolutionaries and me-- they think you have to burn the establishment. I'm just saying, make the Mona Lisa into something like a shirt. Change the value of it.
-Yoko Ono with John Lennon/ HIT PARADER, 1972
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