What is art for

Just what is art for? I have a book on my reading list titled but is it art. Before reading it, just some random thoughts:
what is art for
1. a new window on reality

2. give alternative versions of existence

3. extrapolation of developments of today

4. utopia’s and distopia’s

5. just something nice to hang on a wall

6. beauty

7. path to higher things

8. value both monetary and in the sense of ethical values

9. visual riddle

10. a class thing – underline class differences

11. for the heck of it


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