What About Art? ii

it probably would not be out of the ordinary
or seem as ineluctable destiny
should one not make enough money
to enable a purchase at a Bonhams Auction

even if marginalised – with no right to own
like a Palestinian in Lebanon
or simply deprived of the opportunity to come into contact
or buy the prestigious pieces of the kind selected by Sheikha Mayassa Al Thani
of the Qatar Museums Authority

one – regardless of their peasantry heritage
or a lack of access and peerage
should still have sense and skill enough to inform self that it all ultimately means nothing
for it doesn’t stop him appreciating features of form and function
which I suppose are the common aspects found in what is regarded art

© Heath Muchena, 2016


6 Comments on “What About Art? ii”

  1. Snobs delude themselves, that THEIR ability to collect art is somehow above that of the wily eye of the street visitor, admiring a fine work of graffitum.

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  2. I of July says:

    You find it to be true too right… I have often observed it is especially those that are incapable of creating art that want to be the authorities on it. It’s rather pitiful


  3. vivachange77 says:

    Wise golden nugget of truth. Beauty is free and creativity a native gift.

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  4. Art is when it “talks” to you.
    Art is not how many dollars it’s “worth.”
    Experts decide how much it’s worth. The artist decides how s/he talks to us.
    Similarly, experts don’t see/recognize all art…. and not all art is for sale, nor should it be owned by only one person.
    How could I, truly, buy that piece of underpass and proclaim “it’s mine”? 😉

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  5. I of July says:

    I like the way you expressed it


  6. I of July says:

    Fascinating insight, thanks. I do agree with you 🙂

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