We now are in good artistic standing, though not totally off the hook. Humorous pictures penchant for exaggeration repeatedly placed themselves in extraordinary danger to save weird rat works they regarded as contemporary art cartoons.
Garishly drawn cartoons and silly artworks are both internationally regarded as among the most important representatives of lives on the edge.
The drawing is where art begins, and where the fairytale ends. The observation is seemingly paradoxical because we expect the art-makes-better-lives mechanism to apply under a wide variety of conditions, without optimal bounds for such trade-off (art is art and vice-versa).
Art is an ambiguous figure in our collective cultural imagination of fairy tales, beauty only is market-friendly prettiness in art.