RIP Luiz Gasparetto

Gasparetto was a medium who claimed that the spirits of famous artists created new works by employing him as a channel. Above is a little trifle that Degas dictated.

Here he is in action.

More on the man here.

His obit, in Portuguese.
     Posted By: Paul - Sat May 05, 2018
     Category: Art | New Age | Twentieth Century | Twenty-first Century

You may think me odd (well, okay, admittedly, I am, but that isn't the point here), but I have no problem with people thinking they're channeling someone famous. As long as there's no attempt at fraud, it's a minor psychiatric situation and their problem, not mine. Poets like Coleridge needed opium to access their creative side; self-delusion (and the implied lack of responsibility for the work) is not that different.

I feel judgments should be made on the quality of the work, not who the artist is or what they claim for it.

The art world is strange anyway, with forgers like Myatt and Keating legitimately earning healthy sums.

Posted by Phideaux on 05/05/18 at 12:28 PM
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