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Art degree has less-than-zero value . . . until it does

Art degree has less-than-zero value . . . until it does

Ironic collection of art headlines this week

I was drinking coffee early Sunday morning, when Artsy Magazine‘s email summary of art world headlines arrived in my inbox. What an ironic set of headlines.

First on the list: a study concludes that people with an art degree are less employable than high school dropouts. Clearly, art degrees are not valued — correction — are degrees are devalued. Until they are.

Now, read headlines no. 2 and 3.

Top art world headlines for the week of mid-September 2018, according to Artsy Magazine email summary. Note the irony here?
Top art world headlines for the week of mid-September 2018, according to Artsy Magazine email summary. Note the irony here?

David Hockney, an artistic icon at age 81, attended Bradford College of Art, and the Royal College of Art in London. He is poised to become the world’s most expensive living artist. I wonder if his art education had value?

As for the “amateur” art restorer in Spain, I don’t know what their art education might be, but they clearly were not well-equipped to be entrusted to restore art antiquities.

Headlines courtesy of Artsy Magazine weekly email summary

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