My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person.Having slain Arabs and laid waste to Edward Said, Martin Peretz spies with his little eye the recent, astonishingly successful sale of works by Andy Warhol at Christie's. Marty is not pleased. We are not surprised.
Martin "my tastes go to gold ground Siena and early impressionists" Peretz can't for the life of him decipher why the mass production by an American artist avowedly devoted to capital of a Communist dictator avowedly opposed to capital but equally committed to mass production, including of his own image, would be considered "ironic and paradoxical."
"But it's not only that I don't like what Warhol paints," he whines, "I also don't like what Warhol says."
"A woman asked me what I like. That's how I started painting money."