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The Artist John Piper

The Piper Gallery with blurred people moving through it. There is an artwork on the right and information on the artist on the left in the foreground

People think it dishonest to be chameleon-like in one’s artistic allegiances. On the other hand, I think it dishonest to be anything else. Not only must one change one’s spots or stripes or other outward markings according to the influences one truly experiences, within oneself, but surely one’s whole nature, aesthetic-sensually, as it were, should be susceptible to change.

John Piper

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