We had an interesting debate with an east coast friend over the relevance of a pair of paint- by- number clowns. He quickly deemed them tasteless and unattractive. We completely disagree. We think that whimsical “low-brow” art can help one’s more “serious” art not look too pretentious or "stuffy". Our friend was shocked. To him, these are just about as bad as you can get. What do you think? In terms of art, are these valid or too silly to consider worthy?