Get ‘Em Drunk and They’ll Buy Anything

People don’t have to be forced or tricked into buying art. When they see the piece they love, they gravitate toward it. Lonesome Barn, original watercolor by Steve Henderson.

I’m not going to ask you if you’ve heard the sentence in the title, but I’d be curious to know how many times you’ve heard it. I’ve lost count. It’s one of those jokes along the lines of what dentists grit their teeth at, you know,

“What’s the matter, Doc? You look down in the mouth!”

The last two articles we have been discussing art, wine, events, and where you fit into all of this (Art and Wine; Wine and Art; On and on  and Art and Wine: They Go Together!)

This week, let’s attack this funny little sentence about drunk people shoving fine art pieces into paper shopping bags and reeling their way out to the car. In the morning, through blurred vision and a blinding headache, they squint at what’s propped up against the door and say,

A painting is a reminder of the special time and place where we purchased it. Figurative II, open edition licensed art print at Great Big Canvas.

A painting is a reminder of the special time and place where we purchased it. Figurative II, open edition licensed art print at Great Big Canvas.

“What did I buy? How much did I spend?”

Seriously, this is where that sentence ultimately ends up, and it’s absurd.

Read the rest at Get ‘Em Drunk and They’ll Buy anything at the Fine Art Views site. (Check out the comments, too; the readers on this site are perceptive, witty, analytical, and smart.)

I am the managing half of Steve Henderson Fine Art; Steve Henderson is the master painter. Steve sells his works as originals, limited edition prints, and licensed art to individuals, corporations, health care establishments, hospitality businesses, and beyond. He welcomes manufacturers who are interested in licensing his work.

Find more of Steve Henderson’s Art in the following online venues:

Manufacturers and retailers — license Steve’s work through Art Licensing


About This Woman Writes

Carolyn Henderson is the marketing manager of Steve Henderson Fine Art. In addition to her This Woman Writes blog, Carolyn writes a regular art column for FineArtNews, an online newsletter for artists and art collectors.
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