Blog Project Day 53: Art = Larceny?
Owen Wilson likes art. I know this because he wrote this article.
“What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original….Some people find this idea depressing, but it fills me with hope. As the French writer Andre Gide put it, ‘Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But, since no one was listening, everything must be said again.'” — Austin Kleon, Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Don’t buy Steal Like an Artist here or from your local bookseller unless you want a big wallop of inspiration and good talk right upside your head.
Don’t buy any of Austin Kleon’s prints from 20×200.com if you hate art.
And yeah, I don’t know why I’m feeling so contrary either.