The Business of Art Part 1
One must sell their paintings and works of art in order to sustain a full-time professional art career. In a world of digital reproductions, the business of art has become a quagmire of promotion, theft, and rediscovery. One is forced to search out new ways to profit from creative thinking and working. Can you believe you’re going to purchase the creative workings of someone to decorate your home? If you’re considering doing this then you’ve already confirmed that you have expendable currency. You either are looking to decorate a large area and are looking for something bright, vibrant and lustrous. Or, you’ve been hired by someone with deep pockets to brighten up and liven their excess space.
Before I had the cash I followed the most basic principles of the business of art – mind your own business. I made paintings. I did wood burnings. I carved, etched, and sculpted. Paper mache was my dearest friend for parties and costumes. There was none with a better portfolio of home projects and I saved mass amounts of money. Wouldn’t it be nice if we all had the skill and time to skip the business of art and instead follow the passion of art. Alas, we cannot. We are driven by the desire to have pretty things that did not eminate from our own minds and so the business of art became a way of life. The artist who once spent minimal amounts of time producing art for themselves quickly became the craftsman and reseller of their own soul. The business side of art can sometimes seem ugly, with little credit going to the actual artist and great amounts of credit going to the collectors. If this is how you feel then you may want to know more about Monor Te Castro and how things are done here. We love art and we love business and hope you’ll enjoy learning more about building a portfolio and selling your own work for “mucho dinero.”