I've never understood very much about non-representative art. Call me a philistine, but it seems to me that at least some wealthy art patrons are getting sneakily ripped off by at least some supposedly avant-garde artists. As a kind of "Robin Hood tax," this makes sense to me. Consider it an example of the "trickle-down" approach to welfare, if you will.
I was less amused by this article here. Although the idea of the Teamsters picketing Sotheby's swankiest auctions with an inflatable rat sculpture does lend itself to a chuckle or two.
That must be a form of art too, right? Protest art?