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Re: “Jealousy in the art world

I don't think there's an excuse for bad behavior regardless of the reason or it wouldn't be called "bad" behavior. But even many unsuccessful artists have to endure ridicule. With the amount of effort I've put into my work and the punishing lack of success I've had with increasing it's market value, I've come under ridicule by many who think my poverty is socially unacceptable. I'm told I should peruse art after I retire from a "real"'job, after i sell myself into the slavery of the hospitality industry. A guaranteed 20k a year is much better than sketchy 8k.

I've never met anyone who's jealous of anthers skill in art because I think we all know that it's just a matter of study and practice. In my opinion  the contemporary art world has a skewed value in art that beats a dead horse with the question of "what art is". In my book an erased drawing is nothing more than ammo for waste-can basketball. It seems fair to empathize, an that would be feeling jealousy, for an artist that puts their blood, sweat and tears into their work only to see it be "worth" infinity less than the evaporate pee of Warhol. The layman is jealous of artists who do something that, "they could do" and get big bucks for it. Jackson Pollock, there's an app for that, but it doesn't come with the payout.

It's luck that the decent human can be jealous of in a civilized manner. None of us can help the situation we were born into, nor can we help those serendipitous events that make a superstar. And we certainly can't help the markets fickle meme nature.   

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Posted by suttonart.com on 01/26/2011 at 8:03 PM

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