In discussions of the merits of art, it is often noted that a piece may not be fully appreciated in it’s time but is considered great by later generations.
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Sally and Sue are viewing one of Trolouski’s latest works.
Sally: Who does this guy think he is? trying to pass this garbage off as Art?
Sue: You know, the greatest Artists have always been misunderstood by their contemporaries. So-and-So never sold a painting in her lifetime.
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Who are some artists who really never sold a painting/manuscript/sculpture/whatever during their lifetime? -Not artists who were simply unpopular or misunderstood but artists who truthfully literally NEVER sold a work while they lived.