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George Widener

George Widener

December 02, 2017

Hosting part of the collection of the traveling “Museum of Everything” – there are many interesting installations by naïve artists such as North Carolina’s George Widener’s piece. This collection is not as interesting as the collection amassed by Jean Dubuffet that resides in the museum dedicated to Art Brut in Lausanne, Switzerland. But fascinating.
I have real problems with David Walsh’s attitude about art. He relishes the absurd; is nihilistic about art history and scholarship. He seems to repudiate the educated history of human cultural endeavor – while at the same time using his collection to demonstrate his economic power and to court the art world for his validation. He is the Donald Trump of art collectors.