About the lead image

The lead image for The Prostitution of Art blog is by the artist Huang Min-Chi and was actually originally submitted to the Signs of Our Times call for work. It seemed like the perfect image to represent The Prostitution of Art.

Here is what the artist said about her series of three photographs:

In my family home of Kaohsiung, an industrial city, people and agencies looking for work often write their names and phone numbers on walls in public places, where you would expect to see graffitti. Reflecting on the situation, and my own choice to follow the difficult path of artist, I wrote my name and phone number, and the message, " Do you need a good artist?" No one called. An industrial city does not need an artist ...

Huang Min-Chi
Taipei City, Taiwan