What Is Art?

From this month’s issue of TapeOp:

“What people want from music is to be able to exist vicariously through the artist’s visions”
Michael Beinhorn, Producer (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden [Superunknown{!}], etc.)

True? Not true? Kinda true? True even for Rihanna fans (who really want to give people permission to stand under their umbrellas)? Discuss!