Next time you go to an art museum, time yourself. Museum experts expect you to spend seven seconds reading each label and only three seconds examining the artwork itself. For many, that means three seconds spent with arms crossed, wondering silently: “But what does it mean”? To the art investor who bought a Francis Bacon triptych for the record-breaking price of US$86 million, art is an investment. To former terrorists undergoing painting therapy in Saudi Arabia, a piece of art means rehabilitation. To a forensic sketch artist, art is how you catch a criminal.
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