Apr
19
2013

Top 25 Paintings Sold - Based on Worth

The world's most valuable paintings! There's no money in art, eh? It's often taken for granted that being an artist means being broke. There is an archetype that exists in our culture: the struggling, if not mentally unstable, artistic genius. While this idea has its romantic elements, there actually is a lot of money that can be made in art, many millions in fact. Paintings seem to have a snowball type of worth, accumulating a higher and higher value over the years. Today, we give you some of the highest-grossing paintings ever made. The listing is categorized by the adjusted value based on inflation. All prices are in millions. Le Bassin... [More]
Jun
22
2011

How to say "NO." The comeback reply that will change your life by M Theresa Brown

Change your life? Wow, that's a big claim!  But it's true :-) All of my articles come from my actual experiences or are areas of interest to other artists.  This is one article where my reply is from the "real life" experiences group and putting this advice into practice WILL , directly and indirectly, change your life! SInce that is a tall order,  I probably have your attention :-) , so  I will start at the beginning of this article with the discussion that started it all:  a photographer/ artist who cannot say "No" and the resulting conflict and fallout she is experiencing.... From the artist "Mary": I have a q... [More]
Jun
9
2011

"If Art Should Sell Itself" then why am I so broke?

"Art Should Sell Itself!" That would be nice. But it doesn't and it won't happen. Not in your lifetime.  And curiously enough, artists actually know this.  But somewhere back in their mind is some group, book or individual whispering that phrase to them and early education is very powerful.....even if it is utterly wrong!Artists who feel that their Art needs to only be displayed and the buying public will flock to their studio or booth at an art show and push money eagerly into their hands can be seen everywhere. and are easily identifiable by both their attitudes and how they dress. The "Art Should Sell Itself" artists are especia... [More]

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