My friend Meghan is a very talented painter. She also knows exactly how much she is worth. Back in college, when our other painter friends were unloading canvases for 40 or 50 dollars, Meghan wouldn’t part with any of hers for under 80. At her senior art show I purchased one of her larger paintings for 120 bucks, which was quite a lot for a poor college student like me. But it was a lovely landscape and I really wanted it so I came up with the money.
With her second NYC gallery show in the making, these days her work is priced between 4-5K a canvas. I would love to have one of her newer pieces, and since the poor darling works three jobs to support herself I want to pay full price. I’ll have to start saving my pennies. 5 years ago