Steal Like An Artist is a book that is just trying to be cute. It looks like something I might’ve written when I was ten years old and had way too much time on my hands. It’s filled up with quotes from people who seem to agree that yes, it’s true, artists steal their material from a plethora of sources with impunity and no one is the wiser.
The author -I think he’s around ten years old, too- also shares the kind of advice you’ll find on self-improvement websites a la Tony Robbins, as well as memes all over the internet. This book is a clear proof of the times we live in, where people’s propensity to overshare everything they are doing has become the norm and it is construed as an attempt to be informative.
First, People share photos of the food they are eating. What’s next? Are they going to take before-and-after photos of those nachos and cheeseburgers when they go down the toilet?
I really want to know who told this writer that it was okay to divulge the artists secrets. Picasso, Da Vinci, and Steve Jobs must be turning in their graves. This is what I call a whistleblower. I mean, why would anyone want to go and spill the beans on the fact that artists steal?
This book was funny to read, not fun. I wouldn’t advice you to spend $15 dollars buying it. I made that mistake and I would have to deal with my maker on judgement day because of my sins. However, if you want to know how to get free articles on this subject, I am happy to show you the way. Who cares? The secret is out, right?
Just google “Artists who stole their ideas,” and you will find a lot of information there. For free!