I agree, and I wasn't criticizing any of these paignitns at all which are awesome as much as the arbitrary distinction that puts some guys in the art encyclopedias as avant garde pop artists while geniuses like Gary Larson and Bill Watterson (and John K) aren't given much thought by the art worldWhat I can't stand is postmodern art and writing that goes out of it's way to be subversive and "break rules." I think it's great that with the internet and whatnot traditional authority and institutions have become increasingly irrelevant and if people like what you do you can make a living off of it. You don't really need to worry about getting a devastating review from an influential art critic like you did in the 40's. Serious literature is really the only artform left where it matters what an influential critic thinks.This is why it bugs me when artists and writers go out of their way to be "meta" and break arbitrary rules that only 90 year old art critics and english professors still think are important. Irony and Postmodernism were a groundclearing of all the arbitrary rules and it is asinine to pretend you are being audacious by breaking them. Watching postmodern art today is like watching a pro democracy protester in France continuing to gleefully pound the remaining bricks from the Bastille into dust.