A little of both? And it depends on my mood- Sometimes I'm all, "Oh, come on! you have to be kidding me." and then sometimes I'm just - "More power to 'em. I'm happy to see almost any artist succeed in something (needs to happen more though)" I guess it's not like there's any real limit on how many openings there can be for artists in the world (unless you're talking about actual company positions)- If someone liked it enough to hang it, it must have made someone (besides the artist?) happy.
I do hate it when people give BS reasons to their art though. Like.. people who just picked up art because they want to paint a square of color to express their world philosophy. Or when people just use it because they're attention whores: [link] (Even though she seems to have some great painting skills (as long as she doesn't try to be creative and just reproduces a photo)- I fucking can't stand how she acts [or what she's edited to seem like] and the reasons for her pieces in the show= BS/attention whoring *argh* makes me feel ill)
I'm not the best drawer in the world, but I've definitely seen some pieces that look like they were drawn by 10 year olds. It makes me mad to see art on display, which should be called "Crayon Scribbles on Doodle Paper."
Modern art, in general, makes me mad. "Oh look, you drew a series of overlapping rectangles in various colors, you deserve a spot in this museum!"
I mean it's such an honor when someone's art is in a museum (my cousin's artwork made it in a museum in Boston, Mass. once), but I find it so obnoxious that a piece of artwork that a 5-year-old could do is more famous than someone's that could do WAY better. I'm like there are SO many artists that are more creative and skilled than THAT.
I don't really go to art museums... I live in a teeny tiny town with no art gallery until you get about 500 km away. But my friend said she saw a big pile of dirt in a museum. Oh, well, congrats if you could convince someone that a pile of dirt means stuff.