Should art be made by the artist('s hands) him-/herself?
David Hockney critisized Damien Hirst for not making his art by his own hands, but rather let the work be done by his assistants.
Amongst other things he said: ”[He quoted a Chinese proverb that to be a painter] “you need the eye, the hand and the heart. Two won’t do.””
I saw the diamond skull by Damien Hirst, and apart from not being impressed but that obviously is personal, in hindsight I can see that it sounds a bit easy to get recognition for your art, even though you are ‘just’ the creative mind behind it.
Apparently also his dot paintings are being produced by assistants although one of those assistants is now a renowned artist, Rachel Howard .
What do you think?
‘Should’ an artist always use his own hands to make his art, or is the creative mind to think of something fantastic enough (and the can execution of the work be done by others?