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All patents are theftOct 26, 2011, 14:00 (5 Talkback[s])
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Pablo Picasso is supposed to have said that "all art is theft". The assertion may be controversial, but the intention is clear – the creative process, which relies on the evolution of techniques, observation and criticism, is an assimilation of that which has gone before, and all creativity, whether artistic, technological or scientific, walks a thin line between innovation and originality, plagiarism and parody. Even the idea that art is theft is a common place among artistic communities. Andy Warhol took this concept a few stages further. During a 1966 interview he told his interviewer; "Why don't you ask my assistant Gerard Malanga some questions? He did a lot of my paintings."
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