Let’s riff from here to there.
Nic Rad’s celebrity portraits are good, but especially interesting arrayed together on his website. Notice the age of many of his subjects. They aren’t young “celebrities” famous for being famous. They have earned their celebrity. Or, in some cases, I have never heard of them and have no idea why they are celebrities. Nic Rad appears to have a commercial vision for his art, but I’ll be damned if I can figure out what is from his website. People appear to bid on certain human internet artifacts that appeal to them. Like Rex Sorgatz.