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Long Player: In Praise of Ron Sexsmith

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2011

"We have had a gutful of fast art and fast food. What we need more of is slow art: art that holds time as a vase holds water; art that grows out of modes of perception and whose skill and doggedness make you think and feel; art that isn't merely sensational, that doesn't get its message across in ten seconds, that isn't falsely ironic, that hooks on to something deep-running in our natures. In a word, art that is the very opposite of mass media."
– Robert Hughes, 2004

Total word count of piece: 4276


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