How Many Artists?
December 29, 2006
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Patrick Perez comments:
To address the printmaking issue, I’d point out that photographing and
printing are two vastly different crafts. Excellence at one does not
suggest excellence in the other. Are we to dismiss all prints made by a
professional printmaker that are not the photographer? What about
sample variation? Is one more pure than the other?
As for the
musical analogy, and the previous point, consider Igor Stravinsky’s
Rite of Spring. He considered Toscanini’s recording with the NBC
Orchestra to be the definitive recording, superior to his own
recording. No wonder. Stravinsky was a composer, Toscanini a conducter.
The creator of the beginning of the work is not necessarily the only
one who can make great art from the base material.
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