Once again, John Waters gets it right.
John Waters, my hero, spoke on Sunday about Cy Twombly at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art . I'm sure he chose Twombly because he likes his work, collects it, finds it fascinating, and so on. I think he also chose The Scribbling One because his work typifies the kind of rarified, willfully esoteric contemporary art which just makes people who don't "get it" go crazy, get angry, say, "My kid could do that," etc. In conclusion, he stated the following, perhaps the most profound statement about contemporary art I've heard in years, maybe decades:
To detractors not fond of the work, Waters offered this retort, "This kind of contemporary art hates you too, and you deserve it."
Besides being funny, there is more truth and insight in that statement than you'll find in a lifetime subscription to Artforum.