I had a conversation about art and artists who are less than perfect. It was occasioned when I blogged last week about a Woody Allen film that I enjoyed. Someone told me he had to stop watching Woody Allen after Allen married Soon-Yi.
Of course he has the right to pick and choose the artists whose work he wants to enjoy, based on any criteria that matter to him. For me, though, if I could not separate the artist from the art, if I could not bring myself to enjoy a work of art made by a person I would never have dinner with… I think I would find myself sitting in a silent room with blank walls. And I would have nothing to read.