TIME AND TIME AGAIN
by Charlie Finch
Those, like myself, who marvel at the record prices for the last available classic (if secondary) works by Andy Warhol
, must consider that the time between their creation and now is the equivalent of the time span between the Civil War and World War I, a length in which two full generations have come and gone. The pressure of what we continue to call contemporary art collapses this period in our minds into a kind of eternal present: a big part of the market and esthetic appeal of Pop.