Should we as artists, care if our work is sold in galleries, and think it will upgrade our standing in the art community, recognition, etc., since we are contemporary artists? Or, is it better to have reps selling our work corporately, and just take the money? As a full time artist, after the 50%, & other costs are taken, I still must pay an additional 40% to the IRS, leaving me with very little capital. . . .
I have made a good deal of money in other directions with art, but the work I am now producing is the best I have ever done.
So, which is more important??? Ego, or income?
Well, what do you all think? (I’ll weigh in in the comments.)
Patricia Oblack, Wall at Piazza della Caviglia-Cortona