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Why are artists poor?
the exceptional economy of the arts
Hans Abbing

Published 2002 by Amsterdam University Press in Amsterdam .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Classifications

Library of Congress
N

The Physical Object

Pagination
367 p.
Number of pages
367
Dimensions
24 cm

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22515934M
Internet Archive
whyareartistspoo00abbi_256
ISBN 10
9053565655
ISBN 13
9789053565650
Library Thing
287642
Goodreads
2124886

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