This vague nature of the definition has made it possible for all types of twisted abominations to be labeled as art and sold at ridiculously inflated prices.
What is art? While its boundaries are hard to encompass, Webster’s defines art as:
Skill acquired by experience, study, or observation.
An occupation requiring knowledge or skill.
The conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects.
As a result those who want all the perks of being an artist but don’t want to do all of the work have taken a shortcut. Rather than dedicate themselves to enriching art they have chosen to be smart asses at art’s expense. They become Conceptual and or Appropriation Artists.