Pervasive Desperation and Precious Rubbish

Figure 1. Relativia

"Into the map I have charted every art work in the world, each one being represented by a dot. They are allocated --not by "merit," of course--but by their degree of complexity... their distance from the centre of the map being expressive of their relative complexities." -Theodore L. Shaw, "Precious Rubbish", p. 9, Stuart Art Gallery Inc., Boston, MA. 1956.

“Into the map I have charted every art work in the world, each one being represented by a dot. They are allocated –not by “merit,” of course–but by their degree of complexity… their distance from the centre of the map being expressive of their relative complexities.” -Theodore L. Shaw, “Precious Rubbish”, p. 9, Stuart Art Gallery Inc., Boston, MA. 1956.