Library Rock's Backpages

Easy Rider (Columbia Pictures; Dir. Dennis Hopper)

Miller Francis Jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 29 September 1969

"The basic unit for contemporary art is not the idea, but the analysis of and extension of sensations. (Or if it is an idea, it is about the form of sensibility.) The most interesting works of contemporary art are adventures in sensation, new 'sensory mixes'."
— Susan Sontag, "On Culture and The New Sensibility"

Total word count of piece: 2964


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.