Is Charlie Sheen A Performance Artist? (POLL)

03/08/2011 05:13 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Charlie Sheen. Hard to say or read that name without conjuring up a bunch of negative connotations and many excellent punchlines. Winning!

Recently, Bob Duggan at BigThink questioned whether Charlie Sheen is America's "first mainstream performance artist." After comparing Sheen's antics to acts by Vincent Van Gogh, Gustave Courbet and Chris Burden, Duggan asks, "Is Sheen an artist of desperation or have we—addicts to reality television as an escape—elevated our collective desperation to an art?"