Thursday, March 19, 2009

Depression Art

Local artists and the economy: a mixed bag

cover story in the Weekly Volcano, March 19, 2009

Are artists hard hit by the economic depression? Well, yeah. Maybe. But most artists have been so poor and out of the mainstream for so long that they hardly notice. Galleries too. They may have to make some creative adjustments to weather the hard times, but geez Louise, weathering the hard times has been their modus operandi since the first time an art dealer opened to the public. Let’s face it, it was not easy for Theo van Gogh to sell his brother’s paintings.

complete story at

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