Everyone is late to the party, however. Theodor Adorno already has it covered:
"The work of art becomes its own material and forms the technique of reproduction and presentation, actually a technique for the distribution of a real object."
"With the liquidation of its opposition to empirical reality art assumes a parasitic character. Inasmuch as it now appears itself as reality, which is supposed to stand in for the reality out there, it tends to relate back to culture as its own object."