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Review:  In Contemporary Art a Very Short Introduction

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In Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction, Julian Stallabrass argues that street artist Banksy uses his celebrity to create great market value; however, his work by traditional critical analysis is simple, clichéd, not real art but relies on advertising techniques.  This is part of contemporary’s art being controlled and formed by the neoliberal economic system which controls it.  Art museums and institutions have become reliant upon mega shows like Warhol and Bansky for economic survival due to less government spending and more private spending thus further supporting the global neoliberal economic system.

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