ART CRITIC DANTO DIES

Oct 27, 2013

By Bob Komsic

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A critic, who championed avant-garde artists and famously declared that the history of art was over, has died.

Arthur Danto, 89, died of heart failure.

He coined the term ”artworld” in a 1964 essay, defining it as the cultural and historical context in which a work of art is created.

Twenty years later, he published his most famous essay, “The End of Art”.

In it, Danto recounts a visit to Andy Warhol’s exhibition of Brillo boxes at the Stable Gallery in 1964 and argues that the show marked the end of art history.

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