As compares to other cultures, Americans are individualistic and egalitarian. This dualistic philosophy is seen in their attitude towards art. Over at GOOD, we saw this article showcasing “great art for cheap” from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design . MCAD defines art as something that can be created and appreciated by everyone, and many Americans agree with this egalitarian approach, as the sale is lucrative and popular.
“The MCAD Art Sale features hundreds of pieces by students and recent graduates of the school. When the opening bell rings, the mad rush begins and people literally grab the art right off the walls….For years, the annual MCAD Art Sale has been a magnet for collectors and art lovers from around the country seeking killer deals on work by emerging artists.”
You can find detailed description of the sale, along with some of the images being sold here. The goal for the sale is to completely sell out of all the artwork, which boils down to selling 6,000 student and alumni pieces in a short 14 hours. You can find more description of MCAD’s goals and details about the artists here.
What do you think?