Selling Art

Christache Victor Gheorghiu (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 12:02:32 -0700

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Hi, Lile,

The Phil (Sigmund) Rubinoff's answer has two qualities:
is true and nice. Very nice.

There is a paradox. You give something and go on keeping
it as well, at least a part of it. This is what usual
happens in almost all intellectual fields, where people
are creative. Someone who had an idea communicates (gives)
his idea to another one and he owns it afterwards as
well. A painting is an object. Of course, you cannot
own it after the sale but you remain its creator and
the joy of the creations is yours entirely, even after
you sold it. A singer keeps nothing from his art except
the joy to sing.

We all are the result of our own history, of our deeds.
Making a painting our "history" grows richer with a
creative deed. Selling it is only a business. (Sometimes
very useful one because it gives us the possibility to
make other painting.)

Someone (I am not remembering who) said that, in Logic,
a true statement denied becomes a false statement but,
in the real life, a good thought (with good intentions)
may be contradicted by another good thought and it
remains a good thought.