I watched an interesting documentary on PBS the other day. It involved an older couple living in New York City, who became famous art collectors. Some of the stuff that they thought was art, others would consider junk.
They had a piece of String nailed to the wall, and two framed art pieces that was just a frame around white paper. One person called them 2 polar bears in a snowstorm. They also had something that looked like an old License plate that was bent in many different angles. Just off the wall stuff.
But, they also had some very beatiful artwork. They had 5 tons
of art paintings in their apartment. And, a low estimate valued everything they had at over 2 million dollars. And, they gave it all away to a museum, so that they could fill their apartment with more art. And have another huge collection.
Funny how the two polar bears in a snowstorm framed looked great in the gallery. They even framed the string, and turned the liscence plate into a scupture. So, it seems to me the format doesn't really matter. It's who you are, who you know, and what you want to do with your art that matters.
This couple made some unknown artists quite wealthy, all it takes is one really good showing, and you are either going to be recognised for your achievements. Or not at all.
Just like writing, there are so many millions of people who want to get rich doing it, they never realize everything that is involved.
Or, who would be looking for it. The documentary was very interesting. Kind of like antiques road show, something that has been sitting in your living room for 50 years, might seem like nothing to you. But, there is allways someone out there who might be willing to buy it.
The average person might say 50 bucks, but someone with an eye for that item might give you 1,000.00. You just need to find the place where those people are going, set up shop and never leave! Until you think you've had enough.