Let the class-based anxieties begin! The New York Times has published a useful tool to figure out where you fit into the great pyramid of wealth in this country. And just in case the people on the coasts of the US are going to pull out the, “well, it’s more expensive to live in New York than Montana” line, the newspaper of record has published another geography-based tool that does the contextual analysis for you.
Some interesting data points from these categories that don’t really lend themselves to effectively categorize the art community. Here are the 1% in the art world and remember this means that an artist is part of a household that has an income in that category. This does not indicate their personal category: (Click here to see the categories and read the rest via Hyperallergic)
The total is 57,988 or 2% of the 2,841,528 in all the categories I’ve listed. Which is slightly more than the 2.1 million that was touted in the NEA study last year (granted the NEA didn’t include curators or librarians from what I can tell) but this data does substantiate the claim that artists tend to be slightly wealthier than the general population.
Continue reading… (via Hyperallergic)