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September 04, 2003

Art Joke

Friedrich --

Q. What's the difference between a fine artist and a commercial artist?

A. One of them has to make a living.



posted by Michael at September 4, 2003


Cool! That makes me a fine artist! Well, until I get that barmaid job, anyway.

Posted by: Alice Bachini on September 4, 2003 11:31 AM

Hey, you've just made me realize that this joke can be taken two ways.

1) Commercial art's a viable business, so the commercial artist is contentedly employed. While fine art's a joke, at least financially speaking, so the fine artist is the one who has to go find a job.

2) Fine art's a joke, at least as a moneymaking field, so the only people who can do it are trustfund babies. Non-trust-funded people who want to get by on their visual talents have to become commercial artists.

Cool indeed.

Posted by: Michael Blowhard on September 4, 2003 12:54 PM

I don't know if this is true, or just seems this way. Commercial artists make an average salary, while most fine artists are starving and a few are millionaires. (kind of like musicians and actors because of the celebrity factor)

Posted by: Shelley on September 4, 2003 10:22 PM

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