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  1. #1 Should artists be paid a living wage? 
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    Mon Apr 9, 2012, 03:13 PM
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    Should artists be paid a living wage?

    What amount should they be paid? Who would decide if they were a real artist? Should their be any volume requirements set for # of pieces of work per month/year?

    Seems like as good a time as any to bring up this topic as some people seem to be able to define what a "real" artist is and could serve on the boards.
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    This stuff is hilarious. We could turn it into a book. Something to read on the can
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    ah yes...commie group think...
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    I just knocked out 17 paintings while I was reading that thread. Check please.

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    Remember this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Remember this?
    Ug. I had forgotten about that.

    Did anyone bother to ask Nancy how these suddenly out of work (by choice) artists are going to make their rent? Or eat? /rhetorical
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    A good memory is the enemy of lies, JB. And you are right. I am sure no thought was given to any of those things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    A good memory is the enemy of lies, JB. And you are right. I am sure no thought was given to any of those things.
    One generally doesn't find Nancy Pelosi and thought in the same sentence.

    The funny thing is, back when the NEA funding was under discussion, I pointed out that if artists take money from the government, then the government has an obligation to ensure that the art meets its standards. In a free market, the government has no such power. By demanding government money, the left was guaranteeing that Jesse Helms (their bete noire at the time) had standing as an art critic.

    Of course, for that argument to have traction, the leftists would have had to have some consistency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    One generally doesn't find Nancy Pelosi and thought in the same sentence.

    The funny thing is, back when the NEA funding was under discussion, I pointed out that if artists take money from the government, then the government has an obligation to ensure that the art meets its standards. In a free market, the government has no such power. By demanding government money, the left was guaranteeing that Jesse Helms (their bete noire at the time) had standing as an art critic.

    Of course, for that argument to have traction, the leftists would have had to have some consistency.
    You should have supported Ron Paul.
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    If people like your art, they will either buy it or pay to see it in an exhibit.


    Otherwise, there's a traditional reason why so many are called "starving artists".
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