Originally Posted by blansky
Historically many of the best artists (not all) in various mediums had serious mental issues and were usually one trick ponies.
Many were homosexual and many were suffering from severe bi-polar syndromes.
So my advice is, if you're not already, develop a liking for people of the same sex, and do a lot of drugs to fuck yourself up.
Wear strange clothes, hang around in bars and clubs and act "different".
Soon you'll be noticed, become famous and rich, exploited, and bitter.
As far as the work goes, don't worry too much about it.
It's not about the work, it's about how strange you are.
There are people that can sell the work, because most of art is bullshit anyway.
Enjoy the ride.
Mapplethorpe and Warhol.