In Defence of The Emperor’s New Clothes
Temitope Ajileye

The value of art is only what someone is willing to pay for it. With the exception of popular artists, whose art is valuable even if it is a half erased line on a paper towel, art only matters to the people who enjoy it.

By impressing an intrinsic value to it we remove the art value and make it merely a commodity. And that is what popular artists have become, commodities. They are no longer artists and their work is no longer art.

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