Net Loss on Art Practice for 2017

Posted on May 5, 2018

I’ve been really considering quitting painting recently. It’s been consuming me, actually. I think I’ll have to write something lengthier in a blog post, but the gist is that although I feel driven to create art, it does not pay the bills. In fact, for my first year here in the USA, I took a net loss on my art for the year 2017, which I was not expecting to happen. Now I know it’s not me, or my fault – the art is good. It’s a much larger economic problem; demand for art is low and supply is high. Artists subsidize the capitalist production of culture by getting second jobs. I already have a second job, but it’s looking more and more like I need a third. *sigh* Well, at least I’m better off than this dead hipster.

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