The meaning of every artwork lies in the object itself, not in any commentary concerning it.
Times have changed drastically. Now, what provinciality is has been turned completely around. It is a state of mind, not geography.
This Dr Great Art artecdote concerns the beginning of the period, or transitional subperiod, of art in which we now exist: Postmodernism. It cannot be talked away or ignored, nor should it be worshipped. But we are in it since 1979.