November 6, 2008

The Starving Artist Debate

"There is an old-fashioned bohemian notion that truly pure artists must struggle for their self-sufficient vision without having to depend on commercial enterprises like awards, exhibitions and commissions. But these events have their purpose.

They provide a structure through which the art public - in particular collectors - can partake in the recognition and support of deserving talent. And if they're lucky, collectors may have the pleasure of acquiring works by such talent still emerging, before it becomes beyond the reach of all but the most elite wealthy. "

Barry Pearce
Head Curator, Australian Art
Art Gallery of New South Wales

Who is anybody to say what's good or bad art right?
-Wrong! I guess, according to this guy.



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