For the artist what is the cost of living without doing our art? What is the cost of losing artists to economics? Asia and Europe love the creation of art because they have lived with it longer and understand if a society doesn’t support the arts we become crass and boring. Creation is God’s gift to us to bring a society to it’s fullest potential. Even those who benefit directly don’t really understand the role artists play.
People have a misconception that artists are greedy because of their prices on their art. I don’t think people understand how much it takes to be an artist these days and they aren’t doing for the money otherwise they wouldn’t work for pennies a day. So what is the cost to society if you buy a poster instead of an original piece of artwork? You tell me.