While AIG is getting its sorry ass bailed out, artists are working harder for less. Sales are down, and collectors are asking for ever-steeper discounts even as our cost of doing business keeps rising.
Think we're going to get a bailout or a bonus? Think we're going to get a stimulus package? Think again. With that in mind I have assembled the Artists' Stimulus Package, guaranteed to see you through the 16-hour days when you need to complete work for a solo show while holding down two part-time jobs. I can't vouch for their healthfulness (though I will admit to dark chocolate being my drug of choice). The diet pills at bottom right are the most extreme stimulus in this package. I've omitted the over-the-top chemicals--the point being to stimulate, not annihilate.