I’m not too sure about you, but I absolutely love wasting time on YouTube. From random music videos to the more in-depth videos on photography and art, I find enjoyment in watching videos when I have nothing better going on. Not only does it often introduce me to new ideas – which leads to article ideas from time to time – but there are also times when I find myself learning new things about the world.
Back in September of 2017 – I still cannot get over the fact that it is 2018 already – I found this video by Vox which discussed modern art found in museums. You see, modern art often confuses me, and I know I am not the only one. Seeing these seemingly simple paintings sell for millions – if not billions – of dollars boggles my mind. Why can they sell a white canvas for so much money, yet I can’t sell a single print for pocket-change?
It kills me to think that it has something to do with the quality of my work. It turns out, however, that that is not necessarily the case.
I highly recommend that you watch this video to better understand why modern art can sell for so much.
And keep in mind: “It’s the idea, not the skill.”