Art is anything you can get away with.
Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore, The Medium is the Massage, Penguin, 1967, p.132-136.
This provocative quote, by one of the great intellectual stirrers of the twentieth century, has, at times also been attributed to Andy Warhol. Perhaps, it was with Warhol in mind that McLuhan coined the sentence.
I really like the sentiment expressed by McLuhan here, not because it may imply that an artist is having the last laugh at the public’s expense (as the popular media would often have us believe), but because it suggests that an artist should be free to create something daring, unexpected or stimulating. An altogether challenging task for any artist working in the twenty-first century.