I do not beg for people to buy my art (I can probably count on one hand how many pieces I've sold in my life.) I usually figure if the art is worthy, it will draw supporters,viewers, and buyers.

However, I have had (throughout my life) people who have said "we love it, but we don't need it" and then I've seen some people pay literally thousands for a dead artists work.

The ironic thing is dead artists don't need support, they don't have bills to pay, families to feed & so on.

Is the "bragging rights" of saying "I own a Pollock,Monet, or Picasso" really more fulfilling to art patrons than making an actual difference in the life of a living artist?

Just thinking in print, sorry to rant.