Not Exactly Role Models

Posted by Matt Birchler
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Charles McGrath: Good Art, Bad People

Can bad people create good art? If that question pops up on an exam or at a dinner party, you might want to be wary. The obvious answer — so obvious that it practically goes without saying, and ought to make the examinee suspicious — is that bad people, or at least people who think and behave in ways most of us find abhorrent, make good art all the time.

I came across this article from 2012 while working on my 365 Albums project, and started to queue up some posts from artists who are not exactly people I would call role models.