Thursday, August 13, 2009

National Artists by diktat

Thank you, Conrado de Quiros:

“Malacañang has no business decreeing artists. The spectacle I see is that of Josef Stalin and Nikita Khrushchev visiting art museums in the former Soviet Union and proclaiming which things there are art and which are not, a presumption as vast as the Urals... The notion of Arroyo doing the same, when her palate is limited only to wine and caviar and steak costing $20,000, leaves a bad taste in the mouth. Expense is not a sign of art, or of taste.”

PLUS: I hate to be mean, but--man, this is a really unflattering picture. Had me nearly choking on my piyaya. Blame the brilliant Manolo.


hampers said...

Nice blog. Enjoyed going through it. Keep it up the good work. Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

The piyaya is for mommy noh! -Marsha

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