I must admit this is more a question to philosophers, than a well thought out presentation of my thoughts.
Don't we observe art in retrospective as cultural frame of the time it was made?
What if we apply that to our current art, pop culture, music industry, high end art for the rich, ...we're talking about a seriously divided
Pop culture plus music industry are sluts.
What exactly does the "artist" in this case stand for, besides being a pin up for young girls?
What does that say about our society?
Our art is struggling to survive. The cool ones, the kids playing the streets, photographing cool stuff, building stuff, making events happening, ...
those doing what art is supposed to do, describe what we're going through.
Are we so fixated on relationships and sex?
And high end art?
Hm? Prostitution and sex in general is the cultural frame of our society?
And what are the philosophical take aways from that? Our high standards of living have freed us up to behave like wild animals? The always latent
relationship of people with money (john) and people needing money (prostitutes) playing out in this customer artist relationship?
Didn't we collectively as hobby or otherwise philosophists imagine if people wouldn't have to worry about existential stuff, they would "evolve
mentally"? Underestimated the power of sex?
Does that imply all relationships in our current times are like John and the ladies?
As you notice, just questions. I hope you read it as what if story. And observations.