Michael Fried is an Ivy League educated art critic and historian. He is concerned with the origins and trajectory of Modernism. Antitheatrical theorist.
"There's very little patience today for the kind of art I was talking about. I feel that most people aren't interested in art at all, in a demanding sense. I don't care whether it's painting or poetry or music or film. The idea of caring whether something is good, for how it works, the kind of involvement that art characteristically demands and rewards, has really gone out. For me that's a loss."