'GOOD ARTISTS BORROW, GREAT ARTISTS STEAL' - PABLO PICASSO & T.S. ELLIOT
Considering 'borrow' as a process in art is perhaps initially an odd one, given how personal artwork is to the creator. However this well known quote highlights the need for such a process. TO create new art, an artist must borrow from that which already exist. This is almost paradoxical, as the new cannot be created from nothing, instead relying on the old to verify and legitimise it.
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