Make an Artist a Millionaire Phase 2 (2011)
A multi-phase project designed to allow me to practice art full time, and to contribute to a discussion about the financialization of art. Donate by sending money to thedannelson[at]protonmail.com at Paypal.com or to @thedannelson at Venmo.
Phase 2 was called “$2 Art”. Phase 1 stipulated that the money would be donations, not an exchange. This was important for reinforcing key concepts: that artists deserve to be millionaires as much as people in any other profession; that making art to sell within this project would be jumping the gun; and it would defeat the purpose of trying to establish a day job-free environment. This may not make immediate sense, but to make this project into simply another job would defeat the purpose. “$2 Art” was then a compromise: sell rapidly executed pieces on cheap materials.