Artist & Author

“Make An Artist A Millionaire” postcards

My project “Make an Artist a Millionaire” started in late 2008, with an obvious objective. The idea was that, in order to make better art, I needed to be able to pursue a full time art practice, and that the way to do this was to make enough money to live on for the rest of my life. A million dollars is also, of course, a symbolic amount of money and the words “millionaire” and “artist” don’t appear together very much, and usually only to perjoratively describe hated artists like Damien Hirst (who I don’t hate at all and who was actually part of the inspiration for this project.)

The very fist manifestation of MaAaM was the statement on the card above, which preemptively responded to the inevitable “why?” question with a “why not?”