Aphorisms for Artists by Walter Darby Bannard

Aphorism #34

Saying that something is art does not make it art.

It seems that just about anything can be art these days, but calling something art is really nothing more than a request for a certain kind of response.

What counts is what happens when you ask it to actually be art.

If that doesn’t work, to hell with it. When in front of the work, you are the only judge.

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