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kinda ganked from drawn.ca

 

 

Legend has it that Pablo Picasso was sketching in the park when a bold woman approached him.

"It's you -- Picasso, the great artist! Oh, you must sketch my portrait! I insist."

 

So Picasso agreed to sketch her. After studying her for a moment, he used a single pencil stroke to create her portrait. He handed the women his work of art.

 

"It's perfect!" she gushed. "You managed to capture my essence with one stroke, in one moment. Thank you! How much do I owe you?"

 

"Five thousand dollars," the artist replied.

 

"B-b-but, what?" the woman sputtered. "How could you want so much money for this picture? It only took you a second to draw it!"

 

To which Picasso responded, "Madame, it took me my entire life."

 

 

http://www.1099.com/c/ar/ta/HowToCharge_t042.html

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nice story and the article on the other end is pretty good. Most of it I have heard before, but it always good to hear how people estimate and price their work.

 

 

My name is Paul so it's close to Pablo, so I'm half way there. Awesome!! Unless I missed something.

 

;)

 

nice article. I read something similar a while back ... made me realise I was viewing pay/rates the wrong way.

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I heard another story about Picasso.

He was drawing on a handkerchief while sitting at a table of a restaurant.

He gave it to the restaurant as a present.

When he wanted to pay the bill the waiter said: "oh, no, you owe us nothing. The drawing you gave us is more than enough"

Then the waiter asked if Picasso could sign it.

Picasso replied: "i paid the meal, i don't want to buy the restaurant."

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I heard another story about Picasso.

He was drawing on a handkerchief while sitting at a table of a restaurant.

He gave it to the restaurant as a present.

When he wanted to pay the bill the waiter said: "oh, no, you owe us nothing. The drawing you gave us is more than enough"

Then the waiter asked if Picasso could sign it.

Picasso replied: "i paid the meal, i don't want to buy the restaurant."

 

That was in the movie "Surviving Piccasso"

 

I liked that part too.

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I've been surprised a few times, when otherwise quiet designers spontaneously blurt out how much they hate Paula Scher. Strange. - maybe that's what they teach in design school now.

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