Do people still buy art?


I’m a freelance illustrator who’s struggling to get enough custom. It feels like people don’t really buy art anymore? They will look at pre-made art and appreciate it, but not buy any to hang in their house or commission independent pieces. And if they do buy art, it’s mass-produced generic prints you can get at the local superstore or something. People don’t seem to attribute a cost to artwork or, when they have money, they just don’t think of artwork as something they want to spend it on.

I mean, it’s likely I’m also terrible at marketing myself, but I’m just wondering if I’m totally wrong here.

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  • Jules

    We actually own an art gallery in Canada and all we seems to get are people walking around and looking at thing « oooh you have a beautiful gallery » or « no we are just looking » it is so frustrating at some point. People doesnt seem to buy arts anymore and it makes me really sad to see that people buy less and less arts…

  • Kyle Flynn

    Hello Nathan.
    Your talk was very helpful. Thank you so much For addressing this topic. I’ve had a difficult time figuring it all out. I really appreciate it and I think you’re the best!
    Be Well:
    New Haven/Ansonia CT local, Kyle Flynn.

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