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Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist (good!)



Unbelievable.


----- Original Message -----
From: Edward Stansell <CraftBook@xxxxxxx>
Date:         Tue, 8 Jun 2004 14:12:36 EDT
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Patriot act takes an artist  (good!)

> Jenny,
>
> Apparently, you don't do book restoration or you wouldn't hold it in such
> light regard.  Believe me, anyone who does proper restoration would tell you that
> it is indeed an art. To hear one say of your work that is "merely"
> restoration, is an insult.
>
> Since we are on that footing, you mention Picasso and Jackson Pollack. Anyone
> can produce such "art."  If one looks at Picasso's pre cubism work they can
> see that he had no sense of proportion. I would do cubism too if I insisted on
> being considered an artist, yet lacked natural ability. As for Jackson
> Pollack, preschoolers can, and I might add, do work of that caliber when armed with a
> few jars of finger paint. Today's definition of an artist, is anyone who says
> he (or she, for you delicate folks) is. You didn't mention Maplethorpe.  I
> suppose you consider a photo of a crucifix in a jar of urine as art also.  I
> also don't think there is anything spectacular about artist books. Any talented,
> or untalented (judging from some books I've seen) can do as well if they so
> chose.
>
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Ed
> http://www.bookrestoration.net/
>
>
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