Ken Kipen's article on style in Photo Techniques got me thinking about this(a bit of a tangent I know, but popular artists do exhibit a unique style, though are often criticized for it) What I'm thinking of here is that Kincaid fellow, Churchill and his poker playing dogs, and photographers who sell zillions of posters, poscard and calender scenes and "reproduction" prints. I can see that all(?) popular art contains a paradox of elements. Something familiar and satisfying, and at the same time something mysterious and provocative. In an issue a View Camera awhile back, someone was writing about things "hidden in plain sight." I like it. The public likes it. Art critics pan it. In an election, the public will is given god-like authority, but in its art, the public is generally regarded as unwashed, unintelligent, and uncultured. I'm curious, what do you think?