Ever wonder why architects put those crazy details way up high on skyscrapers and cathedrals when no one’s ever going to see them? At least not very clearly? Well, as usual I have no real answers other than the logical answer that would occur to any artist. They don’t have to be seen, or heard, or read, to be art. It’s enough for the artist to know that his or detail is tucked away in their creation. The truest and most romantic expression of art: art for its own sake.
So let’s keep this in mind, that fame and fortune may be nice, but they are far from the measure of art. Art exists in its own space, for its own sake. Whether anyone else likes it or makes a dime of it is purely accidental.