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[[circled page number]] 3 By making portable abstractions, the middle class artist plays right into the hands of [[strikethrough]] the [[/strikethrough]]mercantilist [[strikethrough]] control [[/strikethrough]]domination. Money itself is a figurative respresentation reduced to the widest [[strikethrough]] possible [[/strikethrough]] exchange. Portable abstract art is a non-figurative representation reduced to a narrow exchange. [[strikethrough]] [[? ?]][[/strikethrough]] The portrait of a being as a [[strikethrough]] presdient [[/strikethrough]] president on money together with acane symbols and signs is for the many. The strips and grids on an abstract painting is for the few. Both currencies are ex-changable, but only for those that control the mysteries of wealth. Mysteries replace precious metals as a value standard.
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