Artists assemble objects or signs and recasts them in the framework of community and its good intentions.
Art that is assessed is counterfeit. The art critic deals in stolen goods and counterfeits. The originals are fenced in the museums of Art - the butcher's slab of culture - and displayed as trophies that command money and influence.
The aesthetics of contemporary Art is the aesthetics of trophyism. The aesthetics of trophyism is the pleasure of viewing one's own stolen goods or else admiring the spoils of others.