I would like to take this opportunity to respond to various postings which have been placed on the website ‘Stormfront’ in recent weeks. I would like to thank those people who have been supportive of my efforts. [. . .] Other correspondents have been less charitable however. [. . .] But amidst all of the silliness and abuse these people are contriving to make a serious point, and this is: the status of modern or modernist art.