NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE
his is my 75th National Review story in 2020, and I hope I’ve said a few memorable things in a year which, overall, I think we want to forget. We Americans jumped through the looking glass in March. I wouldn’t describe much since then I’d call edifying. Whither 2021? More of the same, with a twist or two.
We’re living in a new zeitgeist, and that big picture affects the art world. One of the most illuminating consequences of the Trump phenomenon is a giant, pervasive unmasking. It’s not a coincidence that our betters obsess over masks as they deploy distracting, phony …