One must beware of ministers who can do nothing without money, and those who want to do everything with money.
That is why the analogy of stealing does not work. With a thief, we want to know how much money he stole, and from whom. With the artist it is not how much he took and from whom, but what he did with it.
Art is for anyone. It just isn’t for everyone. Still, over the past decade, its audience has hugely grown, and that’s irked those outside the art world, who get irritated at things like incomprehensibility or money.
American men, as a group, seem to be interested in only two things, money and breasts. It seems a very narrow outlook.