Visual arts create random things to look at. There is a hunger for new ideas and new directions. Visual humor needs an harebrained visual vocabulary, that says nearly nothing because every advanced art knows its own inadequacy.
Hotelling's law is an observation that in art markets it is rational for artists to make their images as similar as possible.
We are back in the bind of instrumentality : that something is worth paying for only it provides a measurable result, in terms of what constitutes art and who makes it.
Pictures in the gallery like to read people.
"There's a lot of chance and disorder. An element of surprise is invited into the production process." Baselitz points to the use of contact-printing by some of the world's greatest artists. "There are many examples (of this method) in art history: Degas, Dali and Warhol," he said. "The work of art, created with this technique, gives the impression that God has had a hand in it."
There is nothing inherent in any object which makes it a work of art, assuming that the collapse of hierarchies of value is the ground for superficial shallow 2D art. people buy identities, not products.