Re: [Harp-L] Dylan etc

On Apr 5, 2013, at 9:05 AM, Michael Rubin <michaelrubinharmonica@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I don't agree with you.  Touching people is about commercialism.  Art is about self expression.  On the receiving end, art succeeds when the receiver cannot continue his life in the same way after experiencing said art.  But that is not the purpose of art.  The artist should not care about the result of his work, only that he is an artist, therefore he creates art.

Hey Michael. Nice to hear from you. I hope you are well. I purposefully avoided the commercial success standard by using the world "touching." When artists are lucky, connecting and commercial success coincide. IMHO self-expression for personal gratification may be "art" after a fashion. But for me, "others" are an essential part of the equation.

Bob Cohen
Writer, Internet Consultant, Teacher
t: #itsabobworld

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