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Art and money
    #2293317 - 02/02/04 05:38 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Do they go together? If you are making art for profit as opposed to self expression, is it then art? That is, if you are making it with someone else's - an imagined other's - sense of aesthetics in mind - to appeal rather than to please one's own tastes - is it art? Does it lose something in the process? Can artists be both business people and artists? Where do the two merge? That is, in order to be successful, the more businessperson you are - producing and marketing a commercial product, do you concurrently compromise the art?
Is there an element of this in famous art? Art that is not famous because of the quality of the art but because of the ability of the artist as a businessperson? How much? Obviously fame is not a measure of great art (as the work of numerous pop artists demonstrates). Is it even a measure? When?

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Re: Art and money [Re: enotake2]
    #2293333 - 02/02/04 05:50 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

most art is made for profit. nothing wrong with that.

profit = appeal.

2001: a space odyssy made alot of profit because it appealed to many people.

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Re: Art and money [Re: lostsuitcase]
    #2293412 - 02/02/04 07:21 AM (14 years, 2 months ago)

Art doesn't have to appeal to the highest possible number of people. That's a misconception, backed up by governments and the art establishment. Where art used to be about criticising society, it's now become a closed circuit with "experts" - curators mostly - who determine what's "hot" and what's "not". A lot of succesful artists nowadays are just paying lip service to the art establishment, which isn't about innovation anymore. It's about selling. Producing highly digestable pulp for the masses.
A lot of new artists don't get a chance because they don't fit the picture of mass-production art: record labels don't take any chances on new musical concepts, because they might not be profitable. When a bland, poppy band wants to sign up and show marketing potential, they get a deal. Bands like Queen wouldn't have been able to get a record label if they'd started now.

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