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“The Death of the Artist” — Culture Workers Unite!

Art is Work is stenciled on the doorway of the late I {heart} NY designer Milton Glaser. Photo: magCULTURE.

Cross-posted from The Arts Fuse and The New Yorker.  [By Debra Cash and Hua Hsu] 

Two reviews of a new book: The Death of the Artist: How Creators are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech by William Deresiewicz

“Artists are workers and want to be paid for their work. They are tired of being told that artists will find a way to do what they love no matter what conditions they find themselves in, and that they should be grateful for ‘exposure.’ Exposure doesn’t pay the bills and frankly, it rarely translates into paid work, despite what you may have read about Youtube sensations being scooped up for HBO specials or to join sit-com writers’ rooms. (Ok, I love Randy Rainbow’s fabulous anti-Trump musical theater parodies too, but getting that famous and being able to parlay it into a living is the exception that proves the rule.)”

“The Death of the Artist” — Culture Workers Unite!

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