ICYMI: The Awesome4Some on Kaya Central – 07-09-2016
Ever heard of Michelangelo Merisi, Donato di Niccolò di Betto Bardi, Dominikos Theotokòpulos, Moishe Shagal, or Marcus Rothkowitz?
These names may not mean a lot to you, but they might if we told you the names these men are more commonly known by Caravaggio, Donatello, El Greco, Marc Chagall, and Mark Rothko.
Working under a pseudonym is a big decision for an artist and one that shouldn’t be made lightly. Once you make your decision, you need to stick with it. Changing your name multiple times across your career can greatly hurt your marketability as an artist. Long-time fans might not know who you are anymore, older collectors won’t be able to find you, and you will lose the carefully created reputation you have earned. Make sure you have considered all factors before making your decision.
Today’s Awesome 4sum feature is themed around artists with alias’s.