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8 Reasons Artists Are Starving

We’ve all heard stories about the poor, starving artist. The creative genius that sacrifices everything, so he can fully immerse himself in his craft.

I’ve heard it said that artists never really become famous, until after they die. Most of the time, that doesn’t help either.

Here are 8 examples of why an artist is going hungry tonight.

“Trigon the Terrible” by Ksee Marie

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There wasn’t a price tag on this piece. Maybe Ksee could get something from the Dollar Menu from it though? Maybe.

Spell Chek Is Awesum

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Tattoo artists have popped up in every city and small town in America. It seems that everyone suddenly knows how to give tattoos.

The guy who did this piece however, probably didn’t get paid for his art.  At least I hope he didn’t, he should have used spell check.

Do It For The Music

Musicians are artists that seem to crave the spotlight more than perhaps, the reclusive painter. They play live shows and make videos. Trying to push their music to the masses.This one shows why you shouldn’t quit your day job!

Denial

 

Some artists are in denial over the fact that they suck. At least this magician got a handful.

No Marketability

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I wonder how many of these you would have to sell to pay the rent? I’m glad it isn’t a little boy on his lap! The “King of Pop” never looked so good.

 

De-appreciation Value

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How much will your art be worth next year? This cool baby will have melted long before then.

Unique Sense of Vision

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No one but you, sees your art for what it truly is. If society would just open their eyes for a minute, and see the world as you do, only then would they understand.

 

Through the Lens

 

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We all know the photograph doesn’t lie, but sometimes it can tell a disturbing story. A view through the lens of a camera can stir things inside of the viewer that may sometimes make them uncomfortable. When they are uncomfortable, they aren’t going to spend their money.

 

To the artist, ” I admire your perseverance and vision. But just because you want to do something, doesn’t mean that you can. That’s just a fact.” For all of the rest of us, “Let’s go out there and support our local, starving artists today.”

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