How the West is suspended in a state of cultural adolescence

Screen Shot 2015-06-05 at 08.37.30Dalrymple on the ludicrously overrated pseudo-artist Banksy:

His choice of targets for satire is conventional and what one might expect of a privileged member of the intellectual middle classes. His work seems that of an adolescent — one who is now in middle age.

The interest his drivel excites, so

disproportionate as it is to the work’s artistic merit, shows that an adolescent sensibility is firmly entrenched in our culture. In the modern world, art and celebrity are one.

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