Arts: Reciprocity

A sort of reciprocity scheme to give immediate and efficient help to artists in distress in Vienna has been put into practice and is said to have proved a success. A number of influential citizens have combined to guarantee a certain sum a month, each one contributing 300,000 kronen (about $4.20). "This money is to supply artists, who in exchange are bound to place their work at half price— fixed in mutual agreement—at the disposal of the members of the Society. The money resulting from sales is used to pay back the...

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