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Quotation by Ezra Pound
If a patron buys from an artist who needs money (needs money to buy tools, time, food), the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.
Ezra Pound (1885–1972), U.S. poet, critic. Letter, March 8, 1915. The Letters of Ezra Pound 1907-1941, ed. D.D. Paige (1951).
Pound urged U.S. collector John Quinn to assist the new renaissance of the arts that Pound believed would happen.
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