When I was in school the question “Can I make a living with my art?” wasn?t something that was up for debate.
If you are planning on being an artist, you either get discovered or you starve. I would fantasize about a Bohemian lifestyle where I would paint large cheeseburgers and sell them just so I could eat one.
Honestly, it?s one of the biggest misconceptions of the art world: You?ve got celebrity artists who could smear feces on a photograph of a smurf and sell it for a million dollars. Then you have people who are dedicated, talented, yet tragically unappreciated until the day after they die.
A lot of wannabe artists feel that the art world is a make or break place where you either make it or you crash and burn into obscurity. But honestly, that?s all bullshit. The advice I would tell myself when I was…
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