This pen and ink original by James Montgomery Flagg
sold in London last week for just 432 dollars, even though
it’s a one-of-a-kind work of art drawn with great skill by
an important artist in 1907, more than 100 years ago.
So why is Ralph Steadman’s sketch on the next page
worth 25 times as much money?
Art is symbolic
and some symbols mean more to us than others.
Art puts us in another time, a different place, and
connects us to the life of the artist. Art is a magic mirror,
allowing us to examine possibilities and memories as we
consider perspectives and realities beyond our own.