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Gifted art

Gifted art

Gifted art (or free art ) is Any form or piece of art That Is Given freely, whether to a city, a group of people, a community or an individual. It refers to any art that is distributed at no direct cost. It is a form of conceptual art . It should be available to everyone, whether rich or poor, university graduate or junior high dropout. Since Gifted Art is an expressive form of art – an idea, it encompasses almost all forms of art: movies , literature , music recordings , sculpture , [1] painting , [2] graffiti , [3] digital art , street performances , art performance , art decals , comics , coffeehouse poetry and internet -distributed art etc.

Short History

Gifted Art has a long history in the arts. Many artists have been known to give art freely to each other, in an effort to pass along ideas, etc. Picasso and many of his contemporaries were fond of this. Duchamp was one of the first modern day artists to be present to the public with his piece, Fountain , for an art show in 1917. He gave the piece under the name of “R. Mutt,” presumably to hide his identity as the artist. He actually had to pay $ 7 to have the piece exhibited in the show, and never intended to make any money from it. He gave it a free ride to the Dada movement. In the 50’s, Ray Johnson started doing mail art. He spread the idea to many other artists [4] and it still occurs today. In 2002, a 6 ft X 53 ft mural by Roy Lichtenstein was installed in the Subway Square Times Square in New York City. It was gifted by the artist to all New Yorkers. [5] In recent years, Gifted Art has been embraced by graffiti and urban artists. Many graffiti artists consider the work they do to be art for the public. Banksy writes in his books that he believes art is more important and more enjoyable when it is out of the street where people can view it in their lives than when it hangs in a museum.

See also

  • Graffiti
  • Urban culture
  • Art graffiti
  • Street Art
  • Internet art
  • Free Art license
  • Free culture movement
  • Free content


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  2. Jump up^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/7730285.stm
  3. Jump up^ http://www.france24.com/france24Public/en/archives/news/culture/20070512-swoon-street-art-moma-urban-new-york-paris-lj-beaubourg.php
  4. Jump up^ http://www.thegalleriesatmoore.org/publications/johnsoncp.shtml
  5. Jump up^ http://www.artfacts.net/index.php/pageType/exhibitionInfo/exhibition/36702/lang/1