Today’s Deep Thought comes from Michael McCurry, who wisely asked about selling art during times of slow economic growth. I realized that I really don’t have a good answer for him and should know this. Maybe I can get some help from you. Michael wrote:
[It] is easy to see that, in many sectors, money is not flowing like it was. Given this, what new strategies, might we, as artists, consider?
For example: What, if any, kinds of art might still be showing strength in this economy? Matted prints, high end canvas originals, small inexpensive giclées. etc, etc. What kinds of venues might there be for any kind of original art, or reproductions that might work in this economy?
I am pondering this and I don’t think that one has to be an economist to be an observant, adaptable marketer of one’s art. Is there any way to collect and share any brainstorming that your subscribers might be doing on this subject?
Can we help each other out here?
Image (c) Michael McCurry, Celebration