When the economy fails, like it has now, I think the arts take the hardest hit. Real Estate and banking caused this disaster, but the results for them amount to a lesser need for real estate personnel and bank activities. There are still people getting married who need a place to live, and banks still do a brisk business in credit cards and household loans. The result for the arts is a total shut down. It’s as if the world is saying that we don’t need anything connected with the arts at all: not artworks, galleries, museums, or services of designers. The rest of society slows down; the arts disappear.
Here’s to those who struggle. They were always my favorite companions, anyway.