The Emperor Has No Clothes / by Chris Hall

Recently I read about an artist who made invisible paintings.  I was at first rather pissed that an artist could become famous without any demonstration of actual talent or work.  This is the problem with most conceptual artwork; it relies solely on intellectual investigation, removes itself totally from aesthetic considerations, and thus becomes a mind without a body, or a heart.  But what if the whole thing is just a ruse, that maybe the artist doesn’t actually believe in all the bad theory.  Then I like the idea that an artist can fool, dare I say, con, rich idiots out of their not so hard earned money.  I think I might create some invisible art of my own.