Cocking a leg

Why does vulgar art survive and prosper? It’s the same as…

…the reason why Macbeth continued his career of murder. If the art were to cease, the critics, collectors and curators would stand revealed as fools or worse; the vulgarity would no longer be seen as a sign of sophisticated open-mindedness but as the adolescent desire that it is to shock adults. Worse still, prices would fall, and who wants to lose millions?

Dalrymple at Salisbury Review

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