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proposition that every work of art belongs to some art kind? Are there counterexamples to this claim? Works belonging to more than one art are not genuine counterexamples. The buck passing theory does not say that every art work belongs to one and only one kind of art. It welcomes works like William Blake’s illustrated poems, which belong to both literature and painting. Whether a theory of literature admits Blake’s Europe as a work of literature or whether a theory of painting admits it as a work of painting, the buck passing theory of art counts it as a work of art