4 Million For That?

While I was being distracted by social media the other day, I saw an artist complaining about this George Baselitz drawing that recently sold for almost $4 million.

The post had many comments about how this artist (or whoever was selling the piece) was a thief, and how the less talent you have, the more money you make, etc.

It doesn't bother me that much that non-artists think this way.  After all, most people insist that all artists should be broke.  So of course they think that someone who creates art they don't like should not be able to get rich from it.

What irks me is when other artists do it.

I'm sure you do this all the time, fam.

Then, two days later you're off somewhere lamenting about how much you hate your job, or cursing about how no one buys the art you offer.

The sale of this drawing is good news.  It is proof that there is a market for everything.

There are of course lots of factors at play.  But I can tell you now that you can choose to let this encourage you to sell more art, or convince you that you will never sell enough to make it.

You can choose. 

READ THIS: "My work isn't marketable" and other lies Starving Artists tell themselves

The most important skill any artist has is the ability to see.
If you want to make money with your art, you have to stop seeing the world through the eyes of scarcity and "not enough".

I assure you, there is plenty of money out there.  Some of it will be spent on art just like yours.

Learning to see the opportunities hiding in plain sight around you is a process.  I would suggest that a good start would be to allow for the fact that there is a market for everything.  Stop programming your brain with the idea that some styles of art are "not good enough" for someone to pay good money for it.

Now, you may be asking:
"How Do I Sell My Sketches for $4 Million Dollars?"

I have no idea.  I don't got it like that yet.

But it would help to become well-known to the people you want to sell to.

Getting agents and PR people who know the sorts of people who have millions of disposable dollars to throw around.

Getting involved with organizations that are willing to spend money to get those folks together.

That's not really my point.

The most important thing to take away from this is that you really can find people that value your work and want to pay you well for it.

Spend more brainpower on believing that and finding those people.

If there's any way I can help you progress to the next level, feel free to respond to this message and let me know.

Peace, love, etc.


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