James Franco on General Hospital now constitutes performance art? Don’t get me wrong, I like the Green Goblin just fine. In fact, I’ve dug the guy since his stoner days on Freaks and Geeks. But seriously – James, you can’t spin your paycheck into a gold-dusted dessert, just because you saw Marina Abramović do it once.
Then again, maybe you can.
Fame and cleverness seem to count for a lot these days. After all, James, as you say in the article, “Performance art is enjoying a moment of validation from the art world establishment.” And, as a friend of mine noted, that statement is truest when read as a definition.