Caption: A passionate manifesto advocating for the democratization of art and its essential role in society.Description: The visual shows a well-worn paper with a typographic design emphasizing certain phrases in bold black ink. The paper appears to be weathered and has wrinkles, indicating it may have been posted or used over a period of time. There's a header in a larger, bold typeface followed by a variety of text sizes and styles. The text expresses a passionate argument for accessible art and its vital role in society, contrasting it with food, echoing its necessity and rejecting its association with commerce and exclusivity. It concludes with an enthusiastic celebration of 'cheap art' and includes a mention of Bread & Puppet in Glover, Vermont, with a date of 1984.
the WHY CHEAP ART? manifesto
PEOPLE have been THINKING too long that ART is a PRIVILEGE of the MUSEUMS & the RICH. ART IS NOT BUSINESS! It does not belong to banks & fancy investors ART IS FOOD You cant eat it BUT IT FEEDS you. ART has to be CHEAP & available to EVERYBODY. It needs to be EVERYWHERE because it is the INSIDE of the WORLD. ART SOOTHES PAIN! Art wakes up sleepers! ART FIGHTS AGAINST WAR & STUPIDITY! ART SINGS HALLELUJA! ART IS FOR KITCH N'S! ART IS LIKE GOOD BREAD! Art is like green trees! Art is like white clouds in blue sky! ART IS CHEAP!
Bread & Puppet Glover, Vermont, 1984