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It's tempting to stretch the Nixon analogy and start speculating about impeachment, but that's beside the point here.
The artist, if anything, preferred to do without a biography--he felt it beside the point. Nevertheless, an account of his life needed to exist, and Tomkins was the person to write it.
That he uses digital imaging to effect his changes is almost beside the point, since the resultant works are manifestly about photography - "practicing photography by other means," as Richter has described his paintings from photographs - and not about computer manipulation.
Hubert Humphrey did during his failed presidential run in '68, to run ads that make clear that he supports "the nonviolent majority - these are the people whose voice I want to be." While the pundits who love to decry negative ads portray a political culture that has coarsened terribly, one must admit something has changed for the better now that such a self-defense seems ludicrous and beside the point. The purveyors of public domestic violence are now well-understood to have no champions among major-party political candidates.
He felt that the art world had become so deeply institutionalized that anything exhibited was proclaimed to be art by fiat, rendering judgments of taste useless (of at least beside the point).
In a sense, however, this is beside the point: Painting never really went away, and figuration in particular has attained its renewed critical acceptance thanks in large part to Salle.
Or better, is it beside the point whether it took place or not?
Huawei's already established presence in the UK means that its potential involvement in our 5G infrastructure is, in some respects, beside the point. We need to accept that doing business in a globally connected environment comes with an element of cyber risk, and that we should move to guard against these risks effectively and comprehensively.
Logic and consistency are beside the point in this knockabout mash-up of gleeful violence, dual roles, multiple personalities and multiverse dimensions, which results in undemanding fun.
MR Corcoran's comparisons of possible post-Brexit trading arrangements (Examiner, November 23) are beside the point.
That the tone of the book is blunt, and the philosophy behind it radical in comparison with the traditional preservation ethos seems beside the point, the authors are pushing for nothing short of a paradigm shift in the preservation is done.
Justice Undersecretary and DOJ Spokesperson Emmanuel Caparas, at a press conference said that whether a case can be filed on or before the January 25 anniversary is beside the point.