Artist's Love-Hate Relationship with Money | Artists
Artist's Love-Hate Relationship with Money Artists are the out lives in any society. They create. Create beautiful things, things that will spellbind you. Some of our artists create provoking artworks, artworks that will leave you thinking for days on end. On artwork which I can never forget is
Artists are often left staring at a perennially empty barrel of money, scraping the bottom. And when they need money, they go knocking on gallery doors. It shouldn't be that way.
All of this is a part and a parcel of the business. Once a painting is created, ideally it should be sold. But we all know that the ideal world happens once in a blue moon. And when that happens, artists very often get comfortable. Which is what is wrong.
Networking with galleries should not be dependent on the dough left, or an upcoming show. It is a part and parcel of the industry you are in. The best thing to do is to deal with it and look at it as just another part of the business that we are all in.
Managing finance is a very critical activity and is needed all the time for people across professions. And even more important when it comes to unpredictable environments like art. But for some reason, the importance of managing finance is pushed down in importance.
Finance matters to everyone and its time to confront the monster rather than escape from it.
What do you think? What are your tricks for being financially sound?
PS- The views offered are the author's alone and are not representative of the way art world perceives money