The troubles of the art world
Expressed in a brief tale:
Although allegedly the most oversubscribed degree
What is really the cause of this?:
Someone goes to private high school
Spends a quarter large at RISD
0 Graduates _ ?
and years later/ having not found success
0 operates a food truck until 2 am
is perhaps happy
is it better than art?
can’t afford the bill for living wages,
on low sales?
or do we simply
get all the visuals we need for $20
from some factory somewhere
trading focus grouped impersonality
surrounding surrendering the millions to the corporate infrastructure
(note: the designer of that print makes at most 50k maybe 35)
candlesticks and tv ads
is it that we are simply no longer interested in permanence?
permanent images, permanent icons, things to keep
no matter that I set my price by the hours — still not interesting enough
not low enough
not even my artist friends show up to look