art for art's sake

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used to refer to making art for no other reason than that art is important

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“Art for art's sake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/art%20for%20art%27s%20sake. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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