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When is an image no longer art?

23 Feb

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I thought I had my answer. But alas, what drives art acquisition? Emotion and connection to an image. And price. I am, admittedly, a stickler for supporting the mission of living artists who create original art. Perhaps its because I am accustomed to collecting contemporary fine art (and have become familiar with the pricing – recognizing that many living artists accept nominal and variable pay checks for the greater mission of creating art), or perhaps because I come from a lineage of collectors who have valued art above other material possessions? Regardless, it is fascinating to ponder (and observe) when original art collides with reproduction and note how, and why, collectors chose what to acquire. No answer to this question, but rather a very stimulating topic to consider.
Again, when is an image no longer art?

Here are some opening night photos taken by Julia Benton for BrightestYoungThings. The photos give a wonderful feel for the exhibition installation atmosphere as well as for the artwork used as an example. Enjoy!

http://www.brightestyoungthings.com/articles/photos-rosemary-feit-coveys-death-of-the-fine-art-print-morton-fine-art.htm