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the value of teachers

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Mon, 07 Dec 1998 15:40:00 -0500 (EST)

There is no way that an artist, whether student or professional, should be made
or even asked to share part of a sales price with an influential person. Yes,
the teacher definitely has an input into the finished work, but that input does
not constitute ownership. What about a professional artist who is doing a
series based upon the works of Van Gogh or Picasso? If he is not copying, but
merely working "in the manner of" these artists, should he have to pay Van Gogh
or Picasso's heirs a fee? Should Childe Hassam have paid a commission to
Claude Monet every time he sold a painting?

Also, if a teacher was worried about giving away "secrets" each time they
taught a class, how would they teach? The teacher is paid for teaching the
class, leave it at that.

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