‘In today’s world, the arts have become irrelevant. ’ How far do you agree?

Author: Ying
School: Raffles Institution
Year Written: 2020
Grade: A

The sale
of Damien Hirst’s “The Core of God” – a diamond encrusted skull, which fetched
a hefty price of US$100 million seemed to be nothing short of exuberant excess,
landing many critics of it being an ‘unnecessary’ and ‘irrelevant’ waste of
money. The man-on-the-street simply cannot understand the material value of a
decorative piece of art reserved for the ultra rich while he is struggling to
feed his family. Indeed, to the pragmatist, the Arts are simply something
inherently useless and ir...

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