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Subject: Tortured artists torture their wallet: New study finds artwork created by artists when they are unhappy is worth up to 35 percent less than their other work

1.  Tortured artists torture their wallet: New study finds artwork created by artists when they are unhappy is worth up to 35 percent less than their other work

Posted 11 days ago
The term 'tortured artists' has been used to describe some of history's greatest painters, from Vincent Van Gogh and Henri de Tolousse-Lautrec to Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. They are credited with creating some of the world's most recognized works of art despite lives that were often characterized by great emotional unrest and personal unhappiness. But does misery really beget valuable works of art?  According to a new study in the INFORMS journal Management Science, personal unhappiness, particularly that experienced in times of mourning or bereavement, can actually cause a significant decrease in the value of an artist's work.

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Ashley Kilgore
Manager, Public Relations
INFORMS
Catonsville MD
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