Wendy DesChene | Here’s to the Art Patrons who change everything
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Here’s to the Art Patrons who change everything

Art is an odd business. There’s talent a-plenty of course and then there’s oodles of mediocrity too. But like any other business, there’s a mass of adept people in the middle who make up the bulk. Every now and then there’s a blip in the Universe and the world changes for one of them.

It is no wonder that we love the concept of the movie a Star is Born. It holds the essence of the dream for all of us. We go about our lives, perhaps even successfully and then in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye everything changes.

Marc Dominus had one of those moments. Marc was a painter, one of those who was good enough to be exhibited. He contributed to the art world in Texas and had sold some paintings. People who bought them were his friends or their friends. He had a small following and he was able to paint to his heart’s content.

It all changed for him one day at an exhibition. Until the early evening, it had been a regular day. People making their way through the exhibition. But in the early evening a group walked in they were young and preceded by bodyguards and paparazzi. It turned out to be BTV who was playing the local stadium later in the day.

What changed for Dominus was that V bought two of his pictures and then put his purchase onto social media. The rest, as they say, is history.

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