What’s It Worth?

10 10 2012

Been reading a lot lately about the value of art: how much famous paintings sell for at auction, whether one medium is superior to another, what is “good” art  .  .  .  .  .

Miss Muse is cranky (already pining for spring,) so I will try to sanitize her foam-at-the-mouth reaction to this kind of discussion – it’s a bunch of baloney.

Art, craft, oeuvre, opus, work, project, installation – whatever you call it, the thing has worth if it speaks to someone on an emotional level.  If it moves you and you have money enough to buy it, buy the thing. Art’s value is the joy it brings to its viewer, listener, consumer.  Even those who would speak of art as an investment should first and always buy what pleases them.

If you don’t care about that, buy some gold or bonds or pork bellies (which I hear are going to be very pricy, indeed.)

That’s what I believe, for what it’s worth.

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15 10 2012
Wayne

Tis a fine thing to buy a piece that resonates within you.

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