Even considering the changing nature of one's taste—the ups, downs, insecurities, and inconsistencies—when it comes to historical art, most of us know what we like and what we don't, and these things tend not to change much over time. Does one ever fall out of love with Giotto, Piero della Francesca, or Vermeer, or tire of Velázquez and Goya? I don't remember ever not liking Michelangelo or managing more than a tolerance for Reynolds. When it comes to contemporary art, however, going from like to dislike is common. If it weren't, we'd all still think Jim Dine or Sherrie Levine were worth looking at. But going from not liking to liking is the... More >>>