cooper 's comment on Do artists need galleries anymore?
|116 months ago|
Clint, thank you for this thought provoking article. Personally I think internet marketing circumvents the 'original art' factor. Think about original paintings and reproductions. Most of us with art interests have been hit with that overwhelm that happens in front of a great painting original, while we possibly have just 'moderately enjoyed' viewing reproductions of it. I am thinking of VanGogh's Starry Night, how many times I have seen copies of it, and how I felt when I saw the real one :) Is there a certain type of personality who wants to see their art up close and personal before committing? Yup, I know people who buy art online. But I also know of people who have seen art online and driven to the gallery to see it in person before making the decision. I vote we keep galleries around a little longer!