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

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Subject: [Leica] Some more 'cutting the edge'
From: philippe.orlent at (Philippe Orlent)
Date: Sun Dec 9 06:53:33 2007
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Good philosophy when buying art for yourself. Buying it as an  
investment isn't the right starting point at all.

Op 9-dec-07, om 09:46 heeft Jayanand Govindaraj het volgende geschreven:

> 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?"
> Cheers
> Jayanand
> 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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