Artists must remain free and art lovers too, ideally there should not have any money between the two. I like the idea of mécennat, but even that is often become prostitution.
The Internet with ipernity and other, is a good lesson for artists, give free what they received for free. quality artist is a free gift of live. the principal for the artist is the opportunity to be seen, loved or commented ..? pure art is free, also the love.

a superb artist  here! "antony and the...  

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