Art Meets the Dollar – The Business Side of Art

Vincent van Gogh's art sells for millions of dollars today, but the artist died poor, without economic success. Conversely, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali became multimillionaires. Have you ever wondered why some artists only make money after their death? Or what influence money has had on artists and their work throughout history? Or which artists were successful salesmen and money managers and which just couldn't operate from "that side" of their brain? This course provides a brief overview of art history with a focus on how certain artists succeeded financially.