Category Archives: On Living Here Now

The Business of Art

A cherry-picked list of numbers (current at the moment; salary information is not based on a large enough sample- all experience will vary):

  • Active membership of the Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists in 2016: 116,741
  • Active membership of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 2014: 1,305,773
  • Average annual salary of Teamster truck driver in 2019 (ziprecruiter.com): $58,798
  • Average annual salary of SAG-AFTRA actor in 2019 (paysa.com): $55,148
  • Full members of the Writers Guild of America West in 2014: 9,081
  • Full members of the Writers Guild of America East in 2014: 3,718
  • Average annual salary of WGAW writer in 2019 (paysa.com): $76,305
  • Median home value in Los Angeles (zillow.com): $687,700
  • Median home value in Cleveland (zillow.com): $56,100
  • Median home value in Philadelphia (zillow.com): $160,900

The Business of Art

A cherry-picked list of numbers (current at the moment):

Number of paintings produced by Jackson Pollack: 363

Number of songs written by Cole Porter: 1,200+

Number of books written by S.E. Hinton: 9

Number of lots in Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Auction, London, on March 5, 2019: 66

Amazon’s announced daily eBook unit sales in January, 2016: 1,064,000

Fourth quarter, 2017, shipment of digital televisions in the United states: 21,570,000

Number of posts on Instagram bearing #ducks: 3,600,000

The Business of Art

A cherry-picked list of numbers:

  • Sales of single issue of the comic book Captain Marvel Adventures (Fawcett), 1945: 1,400,000 (approx.)
  • DVD’s of movie Coco (Pixar) sold in 2018: 1,447,426
  • Attendance at art museum exhibit Icons of Modern Art, Foundation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from October, 2016, to March, 2017: 1,205,063
  • Digital sales of the song Hotel California (The Eagles) at most recent count: 3,000,000+
  • Total sales of the book Who Moved My Cheese? (Spencer Johnson ) up to now: 26,000,000+
  • Sales of videogame Super Smash Brothers (2018/Nintendo) in December, 2018:
    1,103,894
  • Viewers of The Bachelor (ABC Television) on February 25, 2019: 6,744,000