The Collectors

22 Apr

An artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference: hoarders collect indiscriminately, the artist collects selectively. They only collect things that they really love.

from How to Steal Like an Artist and 9 Other Things Nobody Told Me, an awesome essay by Austin Kleon, author of Newspaper Blackout

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2 Responses to “The Collectors”

  1. KW April 23, 2011 at 7:38 pm #

    Totally tried the blackout poems with newspaper that he is known for. Was great fun between grading papers and teaching classes. Much harder than it looks. Sort of like doing a crossword puzzle from a parallax view.

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