Art market analysis from the Ming Dynasty
Post #795 • May 23, 2006, 1:04 PM • 5 Comments
Hong Zicheng, from the Vegetable Roots Discourse:
Mountains and forests are scenic places, but once people want to camp there, they create a marketplace. Books and paintings are elegant things, but once you covet them, they become commodities.
For those who are not afflicted, every lust-filled place is the abode of the immortals. For those who are tempted, every happy place is a sea of bitterness.