PABLO PICASSO by THE MODERN LOVERS - YouTube
pablo picasso was never called an asshole.
Super nice guy! Some of the best shows I have ever seen. "Ride my bike past the root beer stand, purple squirtgun in my hand" I love that guy........."Abdul loves Cleopatra, how I wonder where she's at-tra" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blcNlsFgk9Q
Confession- The "borrow/ steal" thing always bugged me out of context. The implication that you need to do something new with the borrowed foundation sometimes gets glossed over (Garro gets it, under grad art students sometimes not so much).
One of the surest tests [of the superiority or inferiority of a poet] is the way in which a poet borrows. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. The good poet welds his theft into a whole of feeling which is unique, utterly different than that from which it is torn; the bad poet throws it into something which has no cohesion. A good poet will usually borrow from authors remote in time, or alien in language, or diverse in interest.
Philip Massinger. T.S. Eliot. 1921. The Sacred Wood; Essays on Poetry and Criticism
Good Poets Borrow, Great Poets Steal… | Protect | and | Leverage
Take what you want, but do something with it. Parallels to derivative work (in any profession) can be made.
Criminy- that sounds surly. I'm actually having a great holiday weekend- in no small part to having a couple of open shop days were I shot the breeze with old and new forum fiends!
It's really interesting how people who write books find you Richard. Actually, it's well deserved I think. I think Doug is spot on with this one. I find it interesting to see the data, but also realize it makes total sense.
Richard, if we were to take the "vehicle" part of the equation out of this discussion, would you feel differently about making frames, art, sides of the curve and all?