Where’s the art jewelry? Sotheby
magazines are yet to show readers the art jewelry. Its always diamonds. Diamonds are great but lets get to the creative stuff,you know the art jewelry. The magazine is full of art, paintings, sculptures and some other types of art but no art jewelry. Art jewelry artists are astoundingly good
I didn’t start to making money until two years into my career. Those first two excruciating years. Of course I had to be able to handle the medium to certain point in order to make saleable pieces. I also had to define what I was going to be good at; jewelry. It’s what my first teacher did and it’s what was handed onto me.
The easy part was over, the hard part of it all was making money. It didn’t come right away, I could remember the times weeks would go by before a sale came. I was about to give up, I loved the art but I couldn’t sustain myself and that’s when I got a call from the owner of the studio. He noticed my poor attendance. He senced I was about to give up and he gave me this inspirational speech. Within a few days I returned, the initial goal was to make some sort of money. The goal was reached eventually with some marketing, making between BBD100-150. It wasn’t a large amount of money but it was an achievement.
The whole concept is it takes time. Essentially an art career is like any other career, money needs to be made in order to survive.
This is what art means to me. Caravaggio, Picasso, M C Esher. Caravaggio painted the imperfections other artists didn’t. Picasso’s rivalry with Matisse propelled him in the modern movement, you learn more from your rival “enemies” than your colleagues. M C Esher reminds me a bit of myself but aside from that, his work is mathematical brilliance by an artist. This is my brief belief of these artists.
The present art world is crazy. The Mona Lisa curse done by Robert Hughes was thought provoking. I can synthesize with artist like Jackson Pollack or even Rothko. There was a time I couldn’t understand their paintings What some current artists call art is a joke. I saw one artist piece it looked like wolverine clawed it. Where’s the line drawn really? I’d like to know.
Artists are creating work to sell now! Nobody wants to be a Van Gogh, no one wants their work sold for millions of dollars after their death. Artwork sold by working class artist are sold to maintain the survival of their life. Artwork is being sold by that defining point, that one thing that differentiates one piece of work from everyone else.