01 March 2012


Intriguing thoughts from Our Man in Delft:
Art isn't democratic. Every artist likes to be the centre of attention, and only a handful succeeds. A minority survives death. Why? There must be something in the work not just the life which fascinates and merits repeated viewings, readings, listens. There must be abundance, mastery, vitality, mystery. If an artist possesses all these attributes, he will continue to attract new customers, whatever the critics say. That many artists are not so lucky cant be helped life is short and you must make choices. Thats why I do think that comparing artists is useful it sharpens critical awareness and it saves time...

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