Though many artists still complain that their output is traded "in a medieval way" through the gallery system, others are using technology to take control of their own pricing. Claudine Hellmuth for years painted only as a hobby, until her Internet skills opened up a worldwide market for her work. She now sells through an online store, paints on commission, licenses images for greeting cards, writes how-to books and teaches all over the country. Dan Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind," believes creative types with analytical skills will thrive in the coming years.
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