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stealing art

in the nearly 110 years since it’s been painted, edvard munch’s iconic painting, the scream, has been stolen several times and been the target of numerous theft attempts.

it’s one of my favorite paintings. my wife and i have a print of it up in one of our bathrooms.

but this is surely not the type of theft jeff goins is talking about in today’s post in his 15 habits of great writers series.

today’s habit? great artists (and writers) steal.

this is a paraphrase of picasso’s famous saying, “good artists copy, great artists steal.” of course, the theft pablo and jeff are encouraging has nothing to do with the physical taking of something such as the munch’s painting. at least i’m pretty sure it doesn’t.

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