This is how Wally explains himself-
“It started off when I picked up some stones and placed them on all 64 squares of a chess board. I liked the sense of order and sense of inevitability; it was like cataloguing them and offering them up for scrutiny drone drone drone zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….”
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…..complete BoLLoX of course
Listen up Wally: I have laid thousands, tens of thousands of bricks in walls just like that (without needing to number them to know what I was doing). The results have been always elegant and occasionally beautiful but at no time would I claim that what I did was Art whether it is viewed in or out of context. It is brickwork; utilitarian, functional, it serves a purpose.
If Duchamp was correct in thinking that everything can be seen as art then there is no reason for having art galleries and even less reason to give you taxpayers’ money to relentlessly churn out the same old drivel year after year.
Charles Thomson has already shown the everything is art argument to be ludicrous-
And speaking of Baltic (who have abandoned the definite article for some obscure reason), they claim to be an art gallery and on this their tenth anniversary we are still waiting for their first proper art exhibition.