Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/12/09

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Subject: [Leica] Some more 'cutting the edge'
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Sun Dec 9 00:46:49 2007
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As a person who buys and collects art, the first reaction should be "Its
fantastic", and the second would be "Can I live with it for 20 years?"

On Dec 9, 2007 1:04 PM, Brian Reid <> wrote:

> I know several people for whom the definition of "it is art" is "I want to
> buy it, to own it". Good art is something worth possessing.
> For me, the definition of art is when I look at a photograph and think "I
> wish I'd taken that photograph!".
> I think that in the world of the young, the answer to "is it art?" is
> determined by how many YouTube hits it has.
> When I was a child I asked a friend of my parents, who they told me was an
> artist, "what is art?". His answer has never left me: "Art is what I 
> paint."
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