“The lowest beggar always possesses some unnecessary trinket! Reduce nature to the natural necessities And man will be no more than an animal”.

William Shakespeare

It is creativity which drives the arts as it does luxury brands; indeed it is the reason for the existence of both. It gives rise to a great number of bridges between them and occasionally causes them to overlap. We might assume, for example, that the major difference between the activities of the designer and those of the artist would be that the artist has no commercial goal or is driven by no profit motive. But while this may be so in the majority of cases, we must not forget the promotional part played by the gallery, since the commercial element ...

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