Have you ever liked an artist without being familiar with their work (see details)?
Here is the thought that generated this question:
While it might go too far to say that one could be a fan of an artist without both being familiar with and liking their work, it seems possible that one could hear about the kind of work an artist does and think “I’m glad someone out there is doing that kind of thing.” This might lead to a certain amount of respect for the artist despite not knowing quite how their ideas are executed. I suppose this also gives rise to the question of whether or not it is possible to like an artist despite disliking their work.
Have you ever felt this way about an artist? If so, who was the artist and what about their work inspired approval in advance of seeing the execution? Also, do you think it is possible to like an artist despite disliking their work?