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[-[[caption-width-right:246:The winner of Tate Britain's [[http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/turner-prize-2001 2001 Turner Prize]]: ''Work #227: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin The Lights Going On and Off]]'', by Martin Creed.]]-]

->''"I shudder if the majority of people look at my brush work and say it is pretty, for then I know it is ordinary and I have failed. If they say they do not understand it, or even that it is ugly, I am happy, for I have succeeded."''
-->-- '''An anonymous artist'''

The story puts forth the proposition that "True Art" must of necessity be incomprehensible, or at best, only comprehensible by the "right people."

See also: PostModernism, TrueArtIsAngsty, EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory, MindScrew, WhatDoYouMeanItsNotDidactic, ViewersAreGeniuses, DesignStudentsOrgasm, WordSaladLyrics, WidgetSeries, LeFilmArtistique.
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