Since its opening in May 2003, Dia Beacon has helped transform the town of Beacon right into a vibrant arts vacation spot for guests from the region, New York City, and past. But even buyers who see NFT art solely as an asset to be purchased low and sold high are putting money into artists’ pockets. Andrew Benson, a Los Angeles-based mostly artist, has been experimenting with psychedelic, glitchy digital video work for years. He’s landed his work in museums and galleries, however he’s long held a day job at a software firm and taken on commission work for musicians like M.I.A. and Aphex Twin to support himself. “For a very long time, my perspective has been that the easiest way to outlive as an artist is to not need to survive as an artist,” Benson says.
- “You will have so many people from completely different backgrounds and genres coming