Clayton,To further confuse the issue
http://billjayonphotography.com/Artists- Rebels without a Cause.pdf
I was pointed to this writer by TOP a few days ago, and am really enjoying him.
This writer, Bill Jay, here is a humorist who's stand-up argument that Fine Art is nothing more than a commercial advertisement starts from a path of ridicule where in a film, an archeologist brushes away millenia of dirt from a shard of pottery and from that infers the values, gods and political structure of some lost civilization. Just like the Extenz infomercials, promising to make something bigger than possible, this essay is, itself, self-delusional at the least and likely dishonest too.
Look at the hard evidence of the Scythian Gold and then reread the mockery in the quoted writing. The writing there all becomes so foolish and, while entertaining, perhaps as are all diatribes against "authority" are, it can be safely dismissed as nothing more than an enjoyable, albeit cynical, rant.