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Fame and Fortune?

April 5, 2009

What comes first for artists: fame or fortune? Unfortunately, the answer might be neither! However, to be a truly successful artist, both must be achieved. The process of building an artistic identity hinges on both, and they are going to be a lot of hard work. However, by learning what has worked, and how, both can be achieved in a few short years.

Fame, for an artist, would mean appearances in art school textbooks, retrospectives in large galleries. Maybe it could also be expanded to include corporate sponsorship, like famous athletes Tiger Woods and Michael Jordon.

Fortune, for an artist, could mean the Art World might not even know you, but frequent sales on Etsy and Zazzle sustain a small business, and on a bigger scale, perhaps a Warhol-esque Factory.

And both? Damien Hirst is best known for a diam0nd-studded skull, a fine cross between fame and fortune.

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