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Art! - Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist — LiveJournal
Hey you crazy peoples, a local (Madison) artist is discounting her art like mad today.
Go check it out. Support local art!
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kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 1st, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw, thank you for the shout-out!
abmann From: abmann Date: June 1st, 2008 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am passionate about local art. It is awesome stuff!

Plus, when you get famous I can sell your work at a profit. ;p

Edited at 2008-06-01 11:26 pm (UTC)
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 1st, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'd be surprised how many people say that. I hope that prediction comes true!

Although I see no reason why it wouldn't. I've been doing quite well the last two years and I think it's only going up from here. : D
abmann From: abmann Date: June 1st, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. I am original in my hilarity!

A few years ago I read a whole bunch of books on investing before I started investing in stocks and money markets. Every single one of them said that investing in art was a dumb idea. You pretty much need to outlast the artist in most cases for art to be a profitable investment.

So, I buy art I like and I'lljust see where that gets me. :D
kiwikat From: kiwikat Date: June 2nd, 2008 12:01 am (UTC) (Link)
It's okay, it's like how every time someone meets someone who plays a giant string bass they say "I bet you wished you played the piccolo". : )

That's true, a lot of places do say that. I guess my point is more that as far as I personally am concerned I have seen my profits double in one year, and the first year was no small potatoes. So while it may never make you a multimillionaire to have bought a drawing or two, they might be worth more someday. After all, everyone starts somewhere, even Picasso and Dali.

But I agree, I think you should be buying art because you like it anyway. It's there to have an effect on you, the profit/money/whatever is more secondary to the central question of why art exists and is valued.
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