Bulls and Roosters


– Generally speaking, paintings with light colors sell more quickly than paintings with dark colors.

– Subjects that sell well: Madonna and Child, Landscapes, flower paintings, still lifes (free of morbid props… dead birds, etc.), nudes, marine pictures, abstracts and surrealism.

– Subject matter is important: it has been said that paintings with cows and hens in them collect dust… while the same paintings with bulls and roosters sell.

– John Baldessari, Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell (1966-68).

via Swissmiss who says, “Let’s make a 2016 version of these tips by John Baldessari, shall we?” Would be interesting, no?