Thursday, January 31, 2013

Provenance is the trick

Provenance is the trick. Provenance, the history of where a work of art has been, leading to a pronouncement as to its authenticity, determines whether a particular work of art is inside or outside an artist's canon. Provenance thus determines the value of a work of art. 

Provenance only ever really talks about -- not art,-- but other provenance. Though it always is apparently pointing to this art, provenance is just about provenance. Provenance is not about the thing, really, it is about what you can call, the thing. 

Words and reality.Thoughts and -- everything, are exemplified here.