Nothing is beneath me. Not even fun. We are such serious birds here sometimes!
Everything has a history, a background, a reason, a mythology, a normal context, etc. For those of us who deal in imagery and communicate ideas, it is important to understand the full range of possible meanings of the things we present, and that how we present them will affect how they are perceived. Everything we do or present carries some built-in baggage with it, and we need to know what that baggage is lest it surprise us late in the game. Sometimes a grain of salt provides a shortcut to explore those things in an objective manner, and sometimes a grain of salt helps one see one's self more clearly.
For all the blather here, I think we better understand the world of two-bar hangers (and similar schemes) and the place they have in our complicated, convoluted culture.
Example...use a two bar hanger in a serious gallery show. Client walks up and says, "oh, that's just like at K-mart!"
Example...Client walks up and says, "oh, how cool, we saw some exquisite ancient scrolls presented that way at the Japanese Wing of the LA Country Museum!"
But I think for most people, two-bar hangers are going to invoke the retail windows down at The Mall and at other overtly retail venues. An artist planning a show using two bar hangers needs to be aware of that inevitable connection because his message will surely be colored by it, whether he wants that or not.
So that's why I like to venture far afield to explore those things.
Wouldn't mind someday doing an art show using the visual genres developed for retail sales, not beneath me at all and of course it's already been done too many times to count.