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Why are artists poor?

the exceptional economy of the arts

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Why are artists poor?

the exceptional economy of the arts

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Most artists earn very little. Nevertheless, there is no shortage of aspiring young artists. Do they willing or unwilling give to the arts? Governments and other institutions also give to the arts. They often subsidize the arts to raise the low incomes. But their support is ineffective: subsidies only increase the artists’ poverty.
The economy of the arts is exceptional. Although the arts operate successfully in the marketplace, their natural affinity is with gift-giving rather than with commercial exchange. People believe that artists are selflessly dedicated to art, that price does not reflect quality and that the arts are free. But is this true?
This unconventional multidisciplinary analysis explains the exceptional economy of the arts. Insightful illustrations from the practice of a visual artist support the analysis.

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Cover of: Why Are Artists Poor?
Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts
2008, Amsterdam University Press
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Cover of: Why Are Artists Poor?
Why Are Artists Poor?: The Exceptional Economy of the Arts
2008, Amsterdam University Press
in English
Cover of: Why are artists poor?
Why are artists poor?: the exceptional economy of the arts
2002, Amsterdam University Press
in English

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Amsterdam

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367 p.
Number of pages
367
Dimensions
24 cm

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OL22515934M
ISBN 10
9053565655
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9789053565650
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