I am, admittedly, only half way into the reading, but I thought of something I saw today.
“Dumb Starbucks”, a Starbucks parody, opened up today in Los Feliz today. They are operating their business as “art” and people are confused. A friend drove by and vouched for how long the lines are.
“A barrista who identified herself as Amber said she recently found the job online and was interviewed briefly by a man whose name she doesn’t recall. Asked whether the store was some kind of artistic statement, she responded, ‘I don’t know. What is art? Maybe serving coffee is art.'” (Source http://on.wsj.com/1gj2xvP)
So, is it art or not art? What would Danto say? What would Warhol say? If they were in LA, would they go?