As you all know by now to create the art paintings, that I will hopefully become known for can take me ages. Any thing from a day or two (if it’s a small piece, including drying time) to a week or three if it’s a super massive art piece, with lots of intricate art detail. Think my New York artwork or any of the Manchester Artworks. Not only is it the time thinking how to paint each artwork but also executing new ideas that spread a positive message to the world.
The other day, I was catching up on all the Art news on the internet, only to hear that there was a new artist on the block. The one and only DONALD DUCK, sorry a bit of a typo there!! TRUMP!!
Maybe to get where he is, he has worked majorly hard, and it sure as hell ain’t easy to be successful in the business world. (Not that I agree with his ethos in any shape or form)
So Trump is well known, famous even and I’d like to be well known also, but for doing fantastic unusual art and doing good for the world.
So after a bit of browsing on the net I came across an article where an artwork that Trump had sketched and measured, no more than 11 inches by 9 inches had sold for $29184. It was done by Trump back in 2005 for an illiteracy charity. The only thing I can actually find in Trumps favour is that it was done for charity. If you would like to read more about this click the link here.
WHICH MANHATTAN SKYLINE DO YOU PREFER?
Say if it was just a regular Joe Blogs who did the Manhattan skyline sketch and he walked into the gallery with the work, who would hedge their bets that Joe Blogs would have to be forcibly removed from the gallery for offending the eyes of the people looking at the artwork!
I suppose the point I am trying to make is, take the charity bit out of the equation, and take the bit out where Trump is one of the most powerful men on the planet . All you are then left with is a sketch a child could have done in their sleep, which would end up in the bin the following day as the parents try to tidy up their messy home!!
So it does make me wonder why the auction house held on to this sketch for twelve years?? It disheartens me to an extent, that the art world seems to be more about who you are, rather then what talent you really do have.
If I had created that Manhattan skyline sketch, I would have seen it as just that, a sketch. No doubt it would end up in the rubbish bin, while I work on the painting that I would feel is good enough for the world to see.
Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t want to reach the point where to achieve anything in the artworld, I have to compromise my beliefs, so I can earn a living.