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What Good Are The Arts? is a 2005 book by John Carey.

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The book argues that amongst other media, the role of painting has largely been superceded by newer forms of art, like Tracy Emin's "Bed". This Carey sees as a last stand by modern artists to salvage High Art from the cultural mass media of soap operas and video games.

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