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Ten Rather Eccentric Essays on Art: Reflections on Damien Hirst, postmodernism, the art market, food in art and more... Paperback – May 5, 2014
About the Author
John Seed is a professor of art and art history at Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California. He is also a painter, a curator and an arts journalist. Seed is especially interested in contemporary representational painting and is also knowledgeable about Bay Area Figurative art and 19th and 20th century Southeast Asian painting. He is the author of “Arman Manookian (1904-31): An Armenian Artist in Hawai’i.” Winner of a 2002 Society of Professional Journalists award in art and entertainment writing, and a 2012 Creative Capital arts writers grant finalist, Seed has written about art and artists for Harvard Magazine, Honolulu, Christie's Hong Kong, Hyperallergic and Art Ltd. Seed has been a featured blogger for the HuffingtonPost Arts page since it first appeared in May, 2010. The essays are: Fast Food Art vs. Slow Food Art Published in the HuffingtonPost, July 20, 2010 I Don't Deconstruct Published in the HuffingtonPost, September 10, 2010 Mazurki: The Multiple Meanings of a Philip Guston Drawing Published in the HuffingtonPost, January 11, 2011 When Appreciating Works of Art, Being There is Always Best (on Damien Hirst) Published in the HuffingtonPost, August 12, 2011 When Fame Replaces Art (Damien Hirst) Published in the HuffingtonPost, February 2, 2012 Towards Eclecticism Published in the HuffingtonPost, August 9, 2012 Has the Art Market Gone Medieval? Published in the HuffingtonPost, April 22, 2013 On Taste, Richard Serra and the Green Eggs and Ham Syndrome Published in the HuffingtonPost, May 13, 2013 An Alluring Woman with Fries and McDonaldization in Art Published in the HuffingtonPost, Decebmer 27, 2013 What Makes a Jackson Pollock Painting Worth Millions? Published in the HuffingtonPost, February 1, 2014