Friday, 20 February 2009

The eyes of the artist

Business likes to finance competitions in the arts, as it is even readier to pour money into competitive sport. But, unlike sportspeople, artists know that the competition is not the real thing, is only a publicity show. The eyes of the artist are, finally, not on the competition but on the true, the good, and the beautiful.
J.M. Coetzee: Diary of a Bad Year

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