Why Buy Art?

Obviously for most of us art is not an absolute necessity like food and clothing and shelter. However, I still believe it is necessary for the world in general and for each of our own little worlds. Think of a home without any pictures on the wall. Doesn’t it feel empty and sterile? Doesn’t it feel as if something is missing? Don’t you think: “What is missing from this life without any visual stimulation? Why doesn’t this person have anything visual to share with the world? Why don’t they have anything visual to say about themselves? Are they hiding something? Why? Are they afraid or just timid? Are they empty inside or are they just a cold fish or closed off?