David, Goliath, & The Futility of Copyright

Kate Kretz
21 min readJul 27, 2021
Kate Kretz, Art World Truth #7 (detail), 2010, embroidery on used studio overalls

“For a century, there have usually been two versions of each art, one real, but poor and underground, and one fake, although rich and conspicuous. The latter ingests the former as needed.” - Donald Judd, on why there are so few masterpieces

Everyone loves a David and Goliath story. We relish tales of seemingly weak protagonists killing stronger, evil giants through ingenuity, tenacity, or…

Kate Kretz

Artist / Speaker / Professor perfecting The Beautiful Gut Punch. Obsessively made, timely, truth-telling work, in paint, thread, hair, & heat. www.katekretz.com