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Primitive Art in Civilized Places...something to think about

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Just as it can be argued that a tree falling in a forest makes no sound unless an ear is present to register it, the Americas are in some sense thought to have become part of the world only when Europe discovered them; it is in the context of this particular logic that our globe can be conceptually divided into "the New World" and "the Old World." Similarly, there is a line of reasoning by which objects of Primitive craftsmanship do not constitute art until Western connoisseurship establishes their aesthetic merit.
-p.68; Sally Price - Primitive Art in Civilized Places
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