Friday, November 30, 2007

More on Gifts

I have a new article up on It is about artwork and the gift economy. When I was asked to write for the website, the creator of the website set topics for each month. November's topic was "getting what your work is worth." I decided to play something of the devil's advocate and suggest we should give away our work as gifts, using two books ("The Gift" by Lewis Hyde and"What We Want is Free" edited by Ted Purves) and The House Museum as my primary arguments. Read the comments for some lively discussion! Looks like some people aren't quite up for the "give it away" idea!

Click here to link to the article.

1 comment:

NRakoczy said...

Hi Robyn:
Just want to thank you again for sending those blue NY TIMES bags. I finished the cape, and it's on display at the Queens Museum through December 22nd 2008.
All the best to you and your family.
Hope your work is going well.

Nancy Rakoczy