We buy products everyday whether it's a bar of chocolate or a new television. Most product claim to be consumer orientated but very few actually are. Due to the nature of business the idea of creating a product, whether it's a chocolate bar or a television, is to make vast sums of money.
Modern art/contemporary art is different! Artists take a lot of pride in the work they do and their modern art is 100% about whether people will like the finished article. If you ask any artist the following question, 'why do you paint modern art?' the idea of making money will be the last thing they would think of as an answer.
All artists including modern art/contemporary art artists will paint or sculpt because they love it and it's a method of either expressing themselves or exploring their creative attributes.
Very few artists make a living out of selling their art and much fewer become rich out of selling their art. A modern art painting may take days or weeks to finish with incredible skill and focus applied by the artist for hours on end.
In this article we have been discussing modern art/contemporary art which is manually crafted by and artist. There are plenty of prints on the modern art/contemporary art market which are a lot cheaper than buying original modern art that's been hand painted or sculpted by an artist.
The problem with prints is that although they are cheap there is a reason for why they are so cheap. The reason is that these modern art prints are mass produced through computer aided design and then printed on industrial printers. Prints have poor resolution, they look good at first when looking at them on a website but when they arrive at your house you will be greatly disappointed.
Prints are also poaching customers away from hard working artists. The general modern art buyer is far keener these days to spend as little as possible but then are shocked when the prints that they receive aren't up to expectations. That's enough about prints, if you want to learn why not to buy modern art/contemporary art prints then read the article, 'Don't buy modern art/contemporary art prints!'
The fact that modern art/contemporary art artists put so much effort into producing great modern art outlines perfectly why modern art/contemporary art is the the superior consumer product because it is all about the consumer!