Join the Department of Art and Art Professions for our Art Book Series on November 20th.
Silicon Valley says there’s never been a better time to be an artist. Artists say they've never had it worse. So who is right? And since people are still making a living as artists today, how are they managing to do it? Based on 140 interviews with artists of all kinds, The Death of the Artist argues that we are in the midst of an epochal transformation. If artists were artisans in the Renaissance, bohemians in the nineteenth century, and professionals in the twentieth, a new paradigm is emerging in the digital age, one that is changing our fundamental ideas about both the nature of art and the role of the artist in society.