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Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive

Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive

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We live in a time of contradictions - it is both easier and harder than ever to be an artist in the present day. In the age of big tech it's never been easier to be an artist with easy access to the digital medium, but even if you do put your art into the world it doesn't mean that people will consume it or pay for it. William Deresiewicz, a leading critic of the arts and of contemporary culture, sets out to answer the questions surrounding the contradictions and issues of being an artist in the modern age. With billionaires and big tech controlling which artists get to make it and with the failure of digital preservation, this book is both a study and call to action - if things don't change, most of the art of the modern age will cease to be sustainable.(This title may contain a sharpie mark on the top or bottom edge and may show mild signs of shelfwear.)

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