Tag: intrinsic value v buzz

A proposition on artistic success

We spent yesterday afternoon at Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). Prior to hitting the corridors of culture I had a little “discussion” with Simone. Here is a proposition she vehemently disagreed with – for you to critique or agree with. Please, join in in the comments.

The true difference between a great artist and a successful artist is marketing.

I’m defining “success” as being “featured in a gallery” and I’m describing “great” as in “of a quality suitable to be featured in a gallery”. I think that for every artist that makes it there are several others of an equivalent level of ability who do not taste success.

I’ll share some further thoughts either in the comments (if you join in) or in a subsequent post.