I am going to be publishing a very interesting new Art Site Soon, displaying contemporary art in a way that I haven't seen presented on-line before.
It's going to present an artist that has 52 years of experience - very serious stuff!!!
The problems in the art world run deep right now. Americans have been outsourcing their art to the Chinese and Russians for a while.
China has 700 Art Factories, where the employees set there and grind out copies all day long. The Russians are strong there also. Even the French art schools have been playing that game for some time.
Many American galleries have been carrying this "garbage" (synthetic art), supplanting real American Art with "knocked-off" crap for a while.
Just yesterday, my wife and I were driving past a very nice, well established "Lake Community" nearby. I couldn't help but comment: Hey babe.. Look how many people are "house poor", they buy those big box houses on very little property and can't even afford to fence their property.. What is that about?
They are the one's that buy cheap knocked-off copies of art so they have something on their walls. I don't know which is worse; that or the posters on their kids bedroom walls!
It's happening all over... Let's take one of the American Art "Mecca's"; Santa Fe New Mexico. Right now, the inside scoop has it that 3 major galleries are going to go out of business in the very near future, mostly due to; the invasion of foreign low quality, low priced "art", a growing lack of interest by art connoisseurs, shifting public desires, failure of American artists to meet public demand, the "artist mentality" of not wanting to become "strictly commercial" and possibly even a faltering economy, where higher energy prices have strafed away disposable income at many levels.
I'd like to hear from anyone marketing art on the net...success and failure stories, tips and tricks... I believe we may have room to share and help each other, where not competitive.