Do Artist Branding And Hollywood Talent Agency Deals Kill An Artist's Soul?

February 18, 2015 4:13 PM

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Do Artist Branding And Hollywood Talent Agency Deals Kill An Artist's Soul?

We've all seen the Andy Warhol Converse sneakers (read Converse x Andy Warhol Coming in February). And the Uniqlo t-shirts adorned with famous artworks. And the painted BMW cars, and the artist's branding of Vodka bottles. But here's a question: If artists want to put their signature squiggles on a shoe or a bottle of booze, are they compromising their work in exchange for a bit of cash?

That's the fear of many now being discussed on Facebook thanks to the news that at least one Hollywood talent agency wants to get into the art game. Last week, the Beverly Hills–based United Talent Agency announced the formation of a new visual art wing in its company (see Hollywood Agency Announces...

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