Think about it Thursday -

You might have noticed I'm not exactly a morning person so all my posts usually end up later in the day. If this were my husband's blog you'd have something at 4 in the morning instead of 4 in the afternoon. How do people so off schedule from each other get married? But, that's not the Think about it Thursday topic - though it could be interesting. No, it's about art of course.

Art and the economy. So, in this economic climate (bad) why would there be any art market at all? Why would people still spend money on art? Should they? Would their reasons for buying art change? Does it change the reasoning of the market at all? Would you be more or less inclined to buy art now? As an emerging artist in the art market this is on my mind. Think about it.


Allen said...

Most people these days have less disposal income. But that does not mean that that all the collectors have stopped buying. I think that prices will be down. Those who are buying will expect a discounted price. There will still be work in illustration with magazines and book covers ect, though there may be increased competition for that work. After this economic crash is over there may not be as many artists working at it full time. Many will have to go out and get other jobs and paint at night. You already paint at night so you are in good shape. Oh and you can keep painting in the day too! Have a great day and keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

People will buy if you strike an passion (chord) in them. At this time people are looking for a "connection" a place to bond, a refuge, solace.