“I asked Carl if he ever worried that he was putting people on with his art.
“ ‘I worry that I’m putting myself on,’ he shot back. ‘One artist who is unabashedly dedicated to putting people on is the great British graffitist and prankster, Banksy…’
“As someone that has traveled a fair amount, and looked at a lot of ‘art’—ranging from Greek kraters and Michelangelo to Picasso, Warhol and Andre—I get the sense that much of what is being done today is vulgar.
“And frankly, I would rather get a giggle out of a masterful—albeit vulgar—work by Banksy than stand around with a bunch of culture vultures discussing the artistic achievement (NOT!) of a Warhol Campbell’s soup can or an arrangement of Andre boulders.”