would you pay anything for this piece of junk?

this is what they call art!

A paraphrase on an exchange between 2 policeguys towards the end of “the dark corner”.. They are looking at a kitch classical statue that in the story supposed to be “a donatello”
eg stuff like:

Isn’t that kind of an exchange usually reserved to more contemporary art-linked imagery/objects?

Another cuious remark, I think, for a film from ’46, is something like:
“joy of art is the only remaining ecstasy neither illegal nor immoral,,” (..perhaps the writer hasn’t been to mass shared sports games, or some mad arsed cult – however these might perfectly fit the immoral bit..)