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AI and Art IV: Content Art

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This essay changes the focus from the theory-heavy matters of AI and defining art to the more practical matter of the economics of art. This discussion requires making a broad and crude distinction between two classes of art and creators. The first class of art could be called, albeit somewhat badly, “named art.” This sort of art is defined by the fact that its value derives predominantly from the name and fame of its creator. Works by Picasso, van Gogh, Rembrandt and the like obviously fall into this category. Artists who are enjoying a fleeting fame also fall into this category—at least so long as their name is what matters most.  This is not to deny that such art can have great and wonderful qualities of its own; but the defining feature is the creator rather than the actual content of the work (broadly construed). The second class of art could be called, also somewhat badly, “content art.” This is the art whose value is derived predominantly from what it is (which can. . .

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