In Defence of The Emperor’s New Clothes
Temitope Ajileye
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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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