Art & Cash

Since the cost of starving in a garret nowadays has become almost prohibitive, how is the artist to earn enough money to live? And how can Americans be coaxed into buying more art? Paul Sears of the University of New Mexico's Bureau of Business Research interviewed dozens of painters, sculptors and dealers, published his survey this week under the title The Business Side of Art in New Mexico.

Sample findings:

¶The artist often has to sell his personality before he can sell his art: "The painting people buy will come to live with them for good, and they don't want something...

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