Understanding contemporary art

Robert Hughes and Andy Warhol’s ‘stupidity’

‘One of the stupidest people I’d ever met in my life’

Andy Warhol ‘Gun’ 1981 (WikiArt)

Robert Hughes — the Australian art critic — described Warhol as ‘as one of the stupidest people I’d ever met in my life. Because he had nothing to say.’ Hughes was dismissive of much of modern art because, like many other old…