Thanks to Shannon Sunderland for the heads up on this NPR story about a study of artists over 62 and how they live and work in New York. Joan Jeffri, who directed the study for the Research Center for Arts and Culture, talks about the 213 artists in the survey:
"They don't ever think of giving up being artists," Jeffri says. "If
they have arthritis, they change their art form. They don't retire."
You make art or you die. Isn't that the case for most artists?