The traditional art market

Since the renaissance you could work really hard and if you did  ‘make it’ as an artist any work that you’ve sold in the past could get auctioned off for a large sum of money and you could end up with a big fat ZERO.

Don’t believe us? here are links to some examples...

A Kerry James Marshall painting sold for $5 million, but he didn’t see any of it 

Famous Paintings Sell For Millions At Auction, But The Artist Gets Zero 

Rapper pays $18.5m for work at auction but the artist gets nothing—is the system in need of reform?