"Why Are (Most) Artists (So Fucking) Poor?" Graphite on paper, 2012.
pretty accurate, doesn’t include the costs for things like juried shows, portfolio reviews, and framing work……. The traditional model of a fine art “career” really doesn’t work too well without a trust fund.
"Maybe one solution is indeed to work on a different kind of self esteem and image. One that isn’t linked to what we own, but who we are. If you realize having a pair of Louboutin doesn’t make you special, then chances are you’ll suddenly question the motives for spending 500€ on a pair of shoes."
Girls are often encouraged to be rule-following, teachers-pet, straight-A students. It’s good to get a slap in the face as soon as possible to the effect that this will not work in American capitalism. I mean, it’ll probably work well enough to keep you employed and a stable and functioning member of society. But not well enough to be competitive with the entrepreneurs, rule-breakers, risk takers, and skate-through-life bros who don’t get trapped in petty systems.
Bullish: What I Learned About Business From Selling Girl Scout Cookies (i.e., Not What The Girl Scouts Had In Mind)
by Jen Dziura