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But is it art?

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I wrote a few poems not sure they qualify for that somewhat esoteric title. Each time I did this, it was done expressing some emotion such as losing my grandson or deep love for my wife etc. Also when I was diagnosed with MDR TB. I don't claim they were "arty" but they did give me a sense of release and today I can go back and re-read them with some "revision" of those erstwhile emotions

I dabbled some as well a long time ago. Helped me deal with depression quite well actually, I lived.

EDIT: Reg that poem, I will recount some "wisdom" I encountered years ago: "Bitches aint nuthin but tricks and hoes."
"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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your essay was titled "50 Shades of Grey".
that was one of the worst books I have ever read. Self-indulgent crap...sex is great but jisses man it was gross and I am by no means an angel
Never let the child in you die!


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FWIW: In std. 2 a teacher marked my essay down with: "Children of your age shouldn't write like this". I thought this was a definite mixed message, and still think the teacher was being a bit of a retard.

Lemme guess: your essay was titled "50 Shades of Grey." :-)


50 Shades of Miss Grey ;)


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"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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What in the actual freck?!

Same principle applies as why a banknote is worth anything: there is a limited supply and there is general agreement that it has value. Ain't got anything to do with the aesthetics, whatever the learned art professors might tell you after the fact.

I got this question (i.e. why this sort of art sells for so much) on Quora so often I eventually wrote a whole blog post about it, but I'd have to go look it up now. Will post the link here if and when I find it.



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"Monkey killing monkey killing monkey over pieces of the ground, Silly monkeys, give them thumbs, they make a club and beat their brother down. How they survive, so misguided, is a mystery. Repugnant is a creature who would squander the ability to lift an eye to heaven, conscious of his fleeting time here" - Tool


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I'm surprise the "art" bit contains so much as a smudge. Artists have in fact exhibited and sold blank canvases as art. :D