“I don’t know that I am an artist”

So I am having difficulty accepting this idea that “to be an artist, you must not say/think that you are an artist”

. . . whaaaat?

I can understand people not knowing they are an artist… IN FACT, nobody knows they are an artist at first- but anyone can art, so doesn’t that mean that anyone can say that they are an artist?

This idea that is thrown around is pretty discouraging, so I’m challenging it.

3 thoughts on ““I don’t know that I am an artist”

  1. Duchamp said that even if art was good or bad, it was still art. Sooooo I guess yes everyone can be an artist in theory but you want to at least strive for quality before proclaiming it, don’t you?

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