Saturday, June 04, 2005

Venting on art + commerce

So I have been building up a load of frustration over how Street influenced art has the stigma of being in the same grouping as crafts. People will go to a gallery in Pioneer Square look at the art, smile, wish they were rich to the point they could indulge themselves with a nice nondescript bit of color to hang over the baby grand. No questions asked, thats just the way it is,and will be. When the same person goes to see a show of the street flavored art thing they complain about the prices even though it is half the cost of what they see in the square. If you can't afford it don't buy it. It's as simple as that. Nobody wants to hear you bitch and complain about the cost of art. The shits ART!!!!!! The artist put alot of time into developing their skills, invest a lot of time and money to create shows and finallyget in a gallery and they wind up hearing they charge too much. What!!!???
Arts something you will have for the rest of your life and if you are smart and the work is good, It may increase in value. So save up, talk to the curator and see if they can take installments or whatever because folks want to sell the art if you want to buy it. what do you think?


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