Unformatted text preview: and that people are going to still be inclined to see “authentic” pieces of work because the actual creation of art and not the copy shows the “uniqueness and creativity” of the artist. People are drawn to art galleries to see the actual production and pieces of art, even if they are just independent Boulder artists, because it has more appeal than a reproduction. The pieces at the art gallery have a cult value as well. “In other words, the unique value of the “authentic” work of art has its basis in ritual, the location of its original use value. This ritualistic basis, however, remote, is still recognizable as secularized ritual even in the most profane forms of the cult of beauty” (1171). Looking at art, giving it value, critiquing the art, and making the art important enough to create a cult following....
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- Spring '07
- Literary Theory, Boulder Art Gallery