Good art isn’t cheap…and that’s the fact of the matter.
In my line of creative ‘work’ I’ve come across some interesting conundrums.
Making a statement, name, change and money…and survive through my art.
MANY lay people gasp at the cost of some of my works. ” $600- 1300? It’s JUST art!”
Insert sigh and unearthly head pounding on nearest wall.
What I do is more than just a ‘hobby’ or ‘quaint past time’. This is my soul thriving purpose. It just so happens that people like to give me money for my work. I don’t create it with selling in mind. I create it for my own enjoyment.
So identifying a fair trade or cost for one’s labor is still important.
It can pay the bills. how can you price something like creativity.
I sought out local money guru and roommate and explained to him my problem. He gave me a simple formula:
Hours of painting X $Dollar pr hr +materials+Labor of love= STICKER COST.
3 out of the top 10 highest fetched art belongs to Pablo Picasso. Top 10 Most expensive works of art.