Does it really matter if, when an artist produces a horrid piece of #@$,
wether he gets paid by tax money, or it gets pre-ordered by somebody that pays with tax money?
One way or the other, it is a waste of tax payers money.
Just in the case of kabouter B. we can clearly point to the responsible person.
But, McCarthy can't help it if he is paid big money for which is basically a very big garden gnome (commisioned or not).
In fact he'd be stupid NOT to take the money. Almost as stupid as the ones that get robbed from it.
The art is, as Herman Brood explained to me, in finding an idiot paying such money.
Funding an art collection with tax payers money is not wrong.
Many things I do not like, but hey some are definately art even if I do not like them.
Paying for overpriced garden gnomes and flying cats, IMO, is another matter.
The idiot that sanctions that, should be put on display. LIKE THIS
BTW I suppose there is no need to explain what I'd do to the numbskull that would pay tax millions for that Yoko Ono apple.
And yes, it involves the apple. I guess you could call that 'performance art'.