Grant Wood's painting of "American Gothic" was inspired by the modest residence building.
When I saw this paiting in Chicago, an artist was making a copy of it.
The moving direction of his left arm links the two pictures together. I couldn't help
comparing one with the other. They are extremely similar, only differ in hue.
Then came the questions: Will the reproduction become part of art? If you think of mass
production and also the style of works of Andy Warhol, you may accept the fact that even
reproduction is instilled with hard work and individuality. But how can we appreciate
the originality of the work?
Also when Van Gogh's "cafe at night" and other works are hung around hundreds of thousands of
walls in houses, are we getting closer to the purity of art?