Economic rationalists would point out that most artists are economically unviable.
That is true, unfortunately.
- Julian Burnside
- Daily Review
Creative artists generally have miserable incomes from their art, and survive by teaching or waiting on tables.
Performing artists do not have it much better; depending on their speciality, they may have just as difficult a time as creative artists.
The economic rationalist will buy the painting which delivers them the greatest pleasure for the lowest price, even allowing that a…