THE INFLUENCE and IMPORTANCE OF PATRONAGE
The subject of this post follows on a previous blog post focusing on the influential reasons for making art. That article was where I wrote about the influence of the Church. [LINK].
I concluded that the Church has waned as an art patron, and is no longer the major driving force behind modern art.
Instead the individual artist to patron-collector relationship has strengthened. In fact it is probably the new dominant factor for a professional artist.