Blind Appraisal

For those interested in contemporary art, or existential philosophy for that matter, “Blind Appraisal” in the latest Harpers (Feb 2013) is a truly fascinating discussion!

It’s a thoughtful analysis of the European Union’s decision that sculptures which are made from industrial materials, when disassembled for shipping into the EU, should be charged import duty on their individual components, rather than as art which has no import duty.

This article is not available online, so please support an excellent magazine and buy a copy. Like all great questions, there’s no easy answer; what a great tavern argument topic!