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Re: entry fees



Let's not use the word "Governments", instead let's say, people, cultures...
Some cultures value art, and they support it. Others (Go USA, NUMBER 1)
don't, and they don't support it. We have bigger fish to fry, and the oil to
fry them in... hah, a pun!
   Since the beginning of our history as a nation, artists have served, like
everyone else, a purpose. Portrait artists, illustrators... entertainers (or
what do you think Andy Warhol was?). Maybe we (American artists) are just a
subculture, because the only support I see for any art or artists, is by
other artists.
   I can't figure out this country... we have more than anyone, but we'd
rather spend it on cars and televisions, instead of on truly innovative and
challenging ways to see ourselves and the world around us. My dad, an
immigrant, once told me he thought America was nothing more than a whole
buch of small towns... no real unity, no sophistication... sometimes I
wonder.

... and can you all believe that gasoline is under $1.00 for 87test? What a
blessing (thank you Geo Bush < and avid supporter of the arts).

-----Original Message-----
From: Jane M Brown <brownjm@xxxxxxxx>
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wednesday, April 08, 1998 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: entry fees


>In response to Indigo Som's argument that other governments support the
>arts more than the U.S., have you looked at the taxing levels of these
>countries?  for instance the taxing levels in England are far greater than
>the U.S. and automobile gasoline costs over $5.00 per gallon.  There seem
>to me to be pro's and con's to everything.
>
>Jane Brown


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