Aphorisms for Artists by Walter Darby Bannard

Aphorism #9

If you are lucky, people will buy your art for the wrong reasons.

Art is art. The art market is a fashion business. If the roulette wheel of fashion clicks into your number, great, but never confuse the two.

Compromise to sell your art, but never compromise the art itself. If you do, you are no longer an artist, you are a manufacturer of decorative goods.

That’s OK, if that’s what you want. Just be aware of the difference.

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