Why is it that we all don't go around with guns, like Mexicans in a Peckinpah film? Imagine that. I just think we shoot each other differently now. With cameras, for example. A shift of attention is like throwing a bomb.
Beau Brummel designed himself as a "visual object" to assert the irreducible and inalienable intractability of selfhood. The visual object called an abstract painting does the same on behalf of its maker's self, opening a blank space in the texture of institutionally recognized meaning.