And that is exactly how THIS GUY came to be regarded as an "artist"...
I'll agree that Mr. Belger's works demonstrate craftsmanship, however, I think his use of human skulls is exploitive. If he had made his cameras with other objects, say, plastic milk jugs, would they have the same reaction from the art market? (No.) I think he recognizes this as well, trying to excuse the exploitation by saying that his use of human body parts is somehow okay because "the skull was blessed by Tibetian monks"... and of course we all know that the blessings of Tibetian monks are the sine qua none
of ethical behavior.
I put Mr. Belger's 'art' in the same class as that of the plastinated body exhibits that have made the rounds in the past few years... and would like to know where Mr. Belger's skulls came from. Was it the same place as the Chinese bodies, many of which showed signs of government execution
I wrote an article on ethics
in art a while ago, and I think Mr. Belger's art shows the same lack of ethics. I guess anything goes if it's about making money with art... sigh....