Psychedelic kiss of death

"In painting, being considered 'psychedelic' has been something of a kiss of death because it implies those things summed up by Hollingshead: unsaleable, made when stoned for viewing by the stoned. Much of the art considered psychedelic has been influenced by Asian religious motifs, such as mandala, often executed in questionable taste or with a naive eye. Much has been biomorphic abstraction, globularized De Kooning."

–Glenn O'Brien, from Tate Modern Summer of Love catalog, 2005

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